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I´m Michelle and I am traveling in Latin America. I have always wanted to travel here and I finally left my home in Boston, MA in July 2013. I have been traveling since then, working here and there and continuously realizing that the world is filled with opportunities for exploration. I hope to travel for a long time but I always find a cozy place to stay for some time. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions I am more than happy to take you up on them. Live long, travel far, love often.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cartagena, COLOMBIA: La ciudad murallada (the walled city)

Day 4:
Us ladies took a plane from Bogota to Cartagena, in the Caribbean. It was super easy and cheap. Once we arrived we realized that it was soo hot. So all we could do is ir a la playa! (go to the beach). At the beach there are many cabana huts and bars. We encountered one of these bars on the beach, of course, and we were pleased to meet 3 natives who enjoyed singing classics such as "Who let the dogs out, Who? Who? WHo?" and the like. They were very welcoming and we enjoyed their company.
A plaza in Cartagena, very early in the morning.

One of the streets in Cartagena, check out the flora!

Maria, chilling in the wall of the walled city. The old more colonial part of the city is completely surrounded by a wall, to keep out the pirates back in the day.

A bus, we would flag down to take to the beach.

Pretty!

The beach, the walled city was right across.


Maria getting a foot massage by Luz.
A woman, selling fruit on the beach, she has skill!

Me!

                                           
Men, rapping to the melody of Dr. Dre. I wonder if he collects any royalties?
                                                 
The walled city.

Roof shower on top of our hostel, I went in my bathing suit, your welcome Cartagena!

Nice contrast.

Maria, super excited for Mojitos.

Just having a bueno tiempo.

Mojito!


Me, next to a model of a previous mayor of Cartagena, I think we bare a remarkable resemblance, no?

Canon ready to get them pirates!

Inside our hostel.

Màrquez, one of the more famous authors of Colombia. Also author of "100 years of Solitude"

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