These women fill the streets of Cartagena, dressed in traditional clothing and selling fresh fruit.
Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
A fortress built by the Spanish during the colonial era.
The Streets of Cartagena
Cartagena is a beautiful city, filled with bright colors and colonial architecture.
Getsemane Street Art
A friend and I walked to this neighborhood to see all of the great street art!
"El Totumo" Mud Volcano
We did a day trip with a tour group to visit El Totumo for it's alleged 'healing' mud-bath. Although the pool of mud is over 10m deep, we floated at ease, even more than in water. Afterwards we headed to a nearby lake, where we encountered local women who dumped bucket after bucket after bucket of water on our heads to wash off the mud. Later we had lunch and spent some time at the beach before returning to our hostel in Cartagena.
Colombian Pastries and Sweets
I found many bakeries in Colombia, as well as small "sweet shops" were traditional treats were sold.
Two of my favorite places in the world are street markets and book stores...I was thrilled to find a book street market in Cartagena! I got a book written by a Colombian author, which was inspired by the city of Cartagena.
Planning a trip to Colombia? Check out 10 Things to Do in Cartagena!