Long story short, we loved Cartagena – even though it was so f*cking humid. OMG, the humidity. We were sweating all the time. I hated that. A lot.
But the Walled City of Cartagena’s Old Town is just so beautiful.
The walls around Old Town are very thick and there are stairs to get to the top of them. We walked on the walls every day. It was a fun way to walk into Old Town and there was also a pretty good breeze up there.
G and I toured the Castle San Felipe de Barajas, which was very interesting and had an incredible view of Cartagena.
We got walk through the tiny tunnels throughout the fort, which nice because it was cooler than being outside, and also just a bit freaky.
I wish I could describe the humidity. G and I were dying. I took pics of both of us when we decided to find air conditioning and we were just “glowing.” My hair curled like crazy too.
Whoa G. Whoa.
We couldn’t visit Cartagena without visiting the La Gorda Gertrudis Statue! Apparently, if you rub her breast, you will have good luck. We saw her at least twice just to make sure…
G and I also had a sunset dinner at a beautiful restaurant at Cafe Del Mar. The views were incredible!
And dessert a little later that night:
Before we flew back to Medellin, we swam in the Caribbean…where both George and I lost our sunglasses!!
George lost his first. They were designer and he started losing his sh*t about it. I went in to look for his sunglasses and lost my $15 pair. We didn’t find George’s and I didn’t even look for mine. So dumb.
So that’s it! I know there’s so much more that I didn’t see and I would love to go back some day. Colombia is one of my favorite places I’ve visited. And I don’t think I’ve said anything about how inexpensive it was to visit. Like, we were shocked at how much we didn’t spend. A beautiful place with amazing people and incredible food, I can’t recommend it more.