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Friday, October 28, 2022

South America : Day 16 : Medellín -> Cartagena…

So it’s farewell to Medellín (pronounced Med-A-Jean by the locals BTW) then but a short flight (albeit in a torrential rainstorm) due north to the Caribbean coast and the lovely town of Cartagena.  It will be our home for the next few days. 

The place is really beautiful; Cartagena was founded in the 16th century by the Spanish and the walled city still preserves a lot of that original colonial architecture. The city was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. 

Cartagena is hot though. Tropically hot. So we decided to spoil ourselves and checked into a posh hotel with good a/c and a pool in the Old Town for a couple of nights. It was the cheapest room they had. What we didn’t quite realise was just how posh the place was; free drinks on entry. a palacial room with its own staircase, it’s own balcony, a ‘free’ minibar, and staff who just couldn’t do enough for us.

We have a lot of exploring to do, but that can wait for another day. For now it’s tiffin in the library then feet up and cocktails by the pool.

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