Cartagena Part II

We returned to Cartagena on day #10 and again basked in the glory of Cartagena’s beaches (Playa Blanca is pictured below). We stayed here all day eating and drinking beers and beachy cocktails. Read more about the beers here.   On the last day of our trip, we came back to Castillo San Felipe (we had … More Cartagena Part II

Santa Marta

On day #7 in Colombia, we had breakfast with an ocean view at Creperia, and cabbed over to Santa Marta. We checked into an incredibly cute and unique boutique hotel called Casa De Leda, which is themed after the story of Leda and the Swan (Leda and Zeus the rapist). The hotel came with complimentary breakfast … More Santa Marta

Taganga

On our fourth day in Colombia, we took a cramped and bumpy bus ride for 5-6 hours to Taganga, a charming little fishing village. Though the village itself has an unexplored and remote tranquility about it, La Tortuga, our hostel, was another matter altogether; “tranquil” would be the last word I use to describe this … More Taganga

Cartagena I

“The problem is that Carribean reality resembles the wildest imagination.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez We went to Colombia in August of 2014 with Darren and Erin [very belated post!] Cartagena is a lively, humid, city, the heat of which can be suffocating, but there’s no shortage of things to do. Upon our arrival, we did some … More Cartagena I