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Cartagena

After a fun stay in Medellin, we got on the overnight bus north to Cartagena. With the aid of some sleeping pills, we were able to sleep through Michael Schumacher in the drivers seat, throwing us around corners like a man possessed and we arrived in the morning in one piece and thankful for it!

First thing we noticed is that Cartagena is hot. Really hot. We checked into the first hostel we saw, since the idea of walking around, looking for hostels in the oven like climate was grossly unappealing.

Our hostel again was full of really cool people, so we were able to make a lot of new mates and have some good times.

We checked out the old city, which is part of the city walled off in the 1500s as it was a popular spot for pirate attacks. There is also an old fort on the hill which was good for a look. Whilst we were here, Colombia was celebrating its 200 years of independence so there were some pretty good parties at night which we joined in on.

Besides this, we didnt do a huge amount besides walk around, eat, drink and sit in the hostel pool to aviod the debilitating heat! We did have a lot of fun and I can see why people like Cartagena so much.

Posted by Braddock 13:45

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