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Published: August 7th 2007
Sorry folks, a little behind here on the blog. But many of you were bad little subscribers and didnt leave me comments on my last blog anyway. Shame on you.
Cartagena, what can i say. Sun, beaches, relaxation, bliss....... This was the R and R i was looking for.
As soon as i arrived, aside from the rather militant security at the airport, it was clear how lovely the people were. Friendly, kind, went out of their way to help you. What a relief from the struggle of Brasil. And it was WARM and humid at night and hot during the day. Just how i like it!!! And i was beachside. Need i say more..... Aside from the insanity of the street vendors, who were like locusts, Cartagena is a completely wonderful place.
But the street vendors *molesters, as i call them , for the Spanish word for pester is Molestar* were horrible. You literally could not walk 5 steps without someone shoving something for sale in your face. They would jump out in your path and almost trip you. Worse even, than Peru. On the beach, no less than 50 people an hour came up, toting their
Panama City Coastline
too bad it was littered with trash
wares. And that REALLY puts me off. Hard to relax when you want to commit murder.
But aside from that, I had a great time in Cartagena. Walked up a fort, strolled around the colonial old town, took a tour of the surrounding islands, visited a really cool aquarium, made friends with the hotel monkey, sat on the beach, hammocked, read, soaked up the sun and stuffed myself fat with delicious food!!!!! Now THAT is a vacation!!!!!
I am in quito tying up some loose ends and should be home in the next couple of weeks. Can't believe it!!! Looking forward to hearing from you all through all those lovely comments!!!
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