Colombia
Bahia de Cartagenas

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  • Day50

    Cartagena Tag 1

    October 12 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Üses Hostel Casa del Puerto in Cartagena isch mega schön. Gueti Better, AC im Zimmer, grossi Duschene, Pool, Zmorge inbegriffe (Toast, Pancakes, Omlette, etc...)🎉 Leider sind do nur Familie i dem Hostel und isch usserhalb vom Zentrum.💁🏼‍♂️

    Am erste Morge hemer denkt mer wönd go surfe, wels eifachi Wälle do sött ha. Es het aber gar kei Welle gha und drum hemer beschlosse mer gönd an Strand eifoh go chille. Chille isch aber s falsche Wort, wel andauernd vo Strandverkäufer belästigt wirsch. Würkli die gönd nöd, verstönd kei Nei. Ehrlich gseit hend die mer de ganz Tag versaut gha, weli mich so ufgregt han. Und mer kennts, wenns mol ned lauft, den laufts nöd. Aschlüssend hani es Uber bstellt is Hostel...Leider hani s falsche Hostel usgwählt und den simmer dopplet so lang gfahre mit 2 Ubers...🤐

    Uf e Empfehlig simmer ine Rooftopbar go Znachtesse. Leider isch au de Tipp en Müll gsi. S Resti isch zwar super schön gsi, guets Ambiente, aber leider völlig übertürt und nur als Coctailbar geignet. Zuedem het de Rooftop nedemol offe gha. Mer hend pro Coctail 28'000 Pesos zahlt. (Zum Verglich: mer hend scho für 11'000 gesse). Mi Salot für 20'000 Pesos het us 5 Salotblätter mit chli Füllig bestande. 🤐Schlussendli simer den z Fuess heigloffe und hend üs en Mitternachtssnack imene Supermarkt gönnt.

    De Tag het für mi nur di schlechti Site zeigt vo Cartagena für mich...Ich hoffe das änderet sich no🙃
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  • Day143

    Cartagena

    December 24, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Viel z spot aber immerno pünktlich uf Wiehnachte simmer denn in Cartagena ahcho. Leider hed mis Handy ah dem Tag entschiede nümme wiiter z laufe und ich ha nor öber d Handys vo mine Bootsgspändli chönne Hei schriibe. Das esch au de Grund dass ich scho so lang nüt meh gschriebe han. Inzwösche han ich aber weder eis kauft und ha jetzt ehn neui kolumbianischi Nummere. Falls die öbber brucht chönnd ehr mich ja über Facebook oder bi minere Familie noche froge :).

    Uf jede Fall han ich denn de 24.12 mit mine neue Frönde in Cartagena verbrocht. Ich ha leider ned viel vo de Stadt gseh. Insgesamt eschs es sehr es komischs Wiehnachte gsii aber immerhin bin ich is Meer go bade was ja au zimlich toll esch. Am Obig vom 24.12 bin ich denn ah lääri Flughafe zum no rächtziitig uf Bogota z cho wo mich am 25 mis gröschte Wiehnachtsgschänkli - de Bsuech vom Luca - erwarted hed.
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    Louise Arber

    Geniessets 🤗

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  • Day12

    Last day in Cartegena

    October 20 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Watched James Bond movie with Spanish subtitles.

    I N

    Неплохой завтрак. То есть по ценам весьма демократично?

    Nadia F

    по сравнению с США демократично получается. если питаться не в ресторанах постоянно, а в кафе могло бы намного дешевле выйти.

    I N

    То есть у них фильмы в тур. районах идут на английском с испанскими субтитрами

    Nadia F

    получается так. У нас 5 утра, сегодня лечу в Лиму, Перу.

     
  • Day8

    Cartagena

    October 16 in Colombia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    Буду в Картагене до 21, здесь безопасно и пляж 5 минут от меня.

    I N

    Песчаные пляжи?

    Nadia F

    пляж песчаный, но песок не белый, а серый и полно местных колумбийцев на пляже. Плюс в том, что вода очень тёплая, берег не каменистый и мало sea weed.

    I N

    Карибское море! Давай фотки!

    Nadia F

    вода не зелёная, в общем карибского море не такое как обычно. Но тут есть остров недалеко, там вроде все норм.

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  • Day275

    Caliente en Cartagena

    April 30, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    As we checked out of our accommodation in Bogotá, and just before catching our flight to Cartagena, we were confronted by the woman at reception, who quizzed us, in Spanish, about a supposed missing, small hand-towel. We explained that there was only one in the room when we checked in. At one point, it seemed that we may not be allowed to leave the premise without said hand towel being accounted for but after a few phone calls we were freed from our prison and allowed to continue on our journey. Fortunately, we had factored in additional time into our schedule and made it to the airport before check-in closed.

    Our apartment was located within walking distance of the historical centre but far enough away from the tourist area of Bocagrande to get more of an authentic, local experience. The walk to the historical centre in the hot and humid climate wasn't exactly pleasant nor was the dump a few hundred metres down the road. In the mornings and afternoons, people (and wild pigs) would come scavenging for whatever treasures they could find amongst the rubbish that seemed to be randomly dumped in a vacant block of land. The area was certainly a contrast to the historical centre and Bocagrande with its high-rises and beachside abodes, and definitely not the images on the postcards and tourist brochures.

    Cartagena was established by the Spanish as a city to defend its territories from attack from pirates and/or the English. The fort, Castillo de San Felipe Barajas, commenced construction in 1536, at a strategic point on the peninsula of the city. But once Colombia (and the rest of South America) gained independence, the fort fell into disuse until it was restored in the middle of the twentieth century. Beneath the fort are tunnels that could store weapons or explosives that could be set-off if the enemy were successful in reaching the walled area. In 1741, the fort came under attack by the British. According to the Spanish version, if the small armed forces of Colombia had been defeated by the enormous fleet of Britain, South America wouldn't be speaking Spanish today but English. While the story is more than likely over-exaggerated, it would have made life easier for us over the last five and a bit months.

    After soaking up some of the historical parts of the city, we ventured to some of the beaches near Bocagrande and Playa Marbella. Perhaps we are spoilt in Australia with our vast coastlines of sandy beaches and clear water that it is difficult for other beaches around the world to compete in comparison. While they aren't pebble beaches, they weren't quite the postcard perfect images that we were expecting, but nice enough if it wasn't for hawkers and women trying to offer massages. Definitely the weather was hot enough to spend the day laying about soaking up the sun and cooling down in the lukewarm water.

    During the middle of the day, the weather became so hot and humid that all we wanted to do was to search for shade and air-conditioning, although Jason would have the air-con blasting so much that Ricky had to wear extra layers, looking like an Inuit in winter. We've also started a bit of tradition of going to the movies to improve our Spanish and to avoid the heat. This time, the new Peter Rabbit movie was on the playlist. While still suited to children, it was a bit above intermediate Spanish for us. It certainly wasn't Peppa the Pig, which we have had on high rotation, as it's the only program that we can understand without subtitles. Soy Peppa! Oink oink. Perhaps by the end of our travels we may have moved onto something more advanced.

    Next stop: Panamá City
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    When you're back in the office I'll make sure to keep my spanish at the "Peppa Pig" level...Steph

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  • Day9

    El Colegio del Cuerpo presentation

    July 13, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    This presentation put on by Juan's uncle Alvaro was absolutely amazing! He collaborated with a group is South African musicians. The performance was beautiful. And we made the local newspaper!

    http://m.eluniversal.com.co/sociales/concierto-en-el-centro-de-convenciones-257671
    "El Colegio del Cuerpo y Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble presentaron un espectáculo de música y danza contemporánea en el Centro de Convenciones."
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  • Day57

    Cartagena

    August 26, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Nach einer wunderschönen Zeit in Medellín verlassen wir das Zentrum Kolumbiens und reisen per Nachtbus nach Cartagena im Norden. Dort wollen wir wenn alles klappt mit dem Boot nach Panama übersetzen. Sollen laut Mitarbeiter ca 11 Stunden Busfahrt sein. Nach (¡sechzehn!) Stunden kommen wir endlich an. Also raus aus dem kühlschrank-artigen Bus und... puhh... erschlagen von einer Hitze.
    Kaum angekommen stellt sich allerdings raus, dass vom hier aus zumindest kein Speedboot fährt, und Tanja ist kein Fan vom Segeln... also quartiern wir uns erstmal paar Tage hier ein, genießen unser Hotel mit Pool (jaaaaa, Pool) und das Meer mit Badewannentemperatur ist auch nicht weit entfernt. Aber man merkt auch gleich, dass hier alles etwas touristischer ist, es sprechen immerhin ein paar Leute Englisch und die Preise sind auch etwas höher. Deshalb liegt unser schlecht bewertetes (warum auch immer) Hotel auch etwas außerhalb und ist mit ca 11€ pro Person nicht soviel teurer als zuletzt. Essen gehn kann man einigermaßen günstig für 2,50€, solang man sich möglichst von Touristen fern hält. Da wird es dann schon teurer. Aber auch wir gönnen uns mal diesen Luxus und gehen mal etwas besser essen, dann halt für knapp 6€. Lokales Bier kostet im Restaurant ca 1,50 im Supermarkt 0,58€. Geht..
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  • Day4

    Day with Juan's mom and her husband

    July 8, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    We spent the morning at my mother-in-law's pool, then she and her husband took us to a delicious lunch in el centro at a place called San Valentin. It was delicious. I had a fish called mojarra roja🐟, patacones🍌, veggies and a salad🥗...with my favorite drink: lemonada con coco🍋🍹yummmRead more

  • Day32

    "Fake" birthday dinner with friends

    August 5, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    Dinner at Mistura...The food was amazing...delicious ceviche, octopus, calamari, salmon, and meat. And the service was great. Meche told the waiter is was my birthday - to get free dessert- so they sang happy birthday and brought an ariquipe pudding to the table. Then we went to Alquimica, a cocktail bar in el centro, and hungout, drank and danced the night away.
    Link to the Happy Birthday video:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BXam_OTgOXR/
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  • Day5

    Playa de Bocagrande

    January 19, 2019 in Colombia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Langer Sandstrand vor der Skyline von Cartagena - nicht wirklich schön.
    Wir sind mit Lilian und Simone aus Hamburg zum Strand spaziert. Beim Baden wird man nach wenigen Metern von den Bademeistern zurückgepfiffen. Es gibt hier das ganze Jahr nur eine Jahreszeit - Sommer. Wir sind uns nicht so sicher, ob wir das haben wollten.Read more

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