While our new crew member Nicolas looks after Rumpus, we're visiting beautiful Cartagena. We're staying in the old centre which is surrounded by impressive fortifications.
To get here from Panama you fly two legs of a triangle: first SE to Bogota, capital of Colombia, 2644 metres above sea level, then back North to Cartagena.
Day 1: exploration day, visit to the Naval Museum and training ship and haircuts for both of us at Fifi's salon.
|The 'cuadrilonga' flag adopted after Cartagena de Indias declared itself a sovereign and independent state from Spain in
The Colombian peso is worth 0.00050 NZ dollars. So when something costs 30,000 pesos...for example dinner....it's about $15.
|the drink vending machine at the airport
|R at our Hotel Kartaxa in Calle Bolvedas
|ceviche, guacamole and plantain tostadas with sangria and local beer
|the modern part of the city is all on the tongue of land called Boca Grande, beyond the fort
|Stand up Paddling Colombia style, supporting the snorkelers getting langoustas (lobsters)
|the stern section of the Columbian sail training ship
|stall after stall all selling the same weird looking sweets
|cheese cut to order or pre-wrapped in banana leaves
|Avocados, mangoes and limes in Calle Venezuela
|After school treat: a green mango made into curly slices.