Touring Cartagena, Columbia August 16th 2012 November 2009
The temperature was in the mid 90's when we arrived in Cartagena, Columbia. This was the second stop on our ten day Panama Canal cruise aboard the Princess Cruise ship, Island Princess.
Cartagena was founded in 1533. To protect the city against pirate attacks a protective wall was built around the city. Later in the 17th century the Fort of San Felipe was built. We visi ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more