Cartagena, Colombia for New Year 2009 December 30th 2008 Flew out to Cartagena from Panama in late December on the same flight as Justin, a Louisiana guy who I had met at the El Salvador border with Nicaragua. My late planning for NY meant that I paid over 300 USD to get out there and was not able to reserve a hostel bed as all was booked. Justin had a bed at a hostel for the 30th so we headed for the North Star hostel.
The first night there was spen ... 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