Cartagena - The End! July 4th 2015 It was a surprise to see all the high rises from the ship as we approached the harbor.
We decided we would take a taxi on our own to the Old Town of Cartagena but at the last minute changed our minds and decided to take a tour that a friend had arranged.
It was in the mid-nineties and very humid today but we were happy that we took the tour as it afforded us an opportunity to hear the histor ... 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