Cartagena and the mud people June 23rd 2014 We left the cold drizzle of Bogota for steamy, colonial Cartagena. The walls of this Spanish fort were built to keep the British pirates, most famously Francis Drake, from stealing all of the gold they had stolen.
The city now has the same faded grandeur of most colonial towns in Central and South America but Cartagena has its own charms. It has more of a Caribbean feel and although its beaches ... 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
Over the past ten years we have travelled to over 30 countries across 5 continents and we now now find ourselves in South America where we plan to settle for a time and work as English teachers. Where? We're not sure but we're enjoying ourselves as much as we can while we try and find out.
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As with blog number one we take each entry in turn. We hope you find them useful or at least enjoyable.
Steve & Helen
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