Last Summer in June, Noel and I had the privilege of traveling to Cartagena, Colombia. Fabulously hosted by our friends, Josh and Steven, it was the first trip I got to sit back, relax and not plan a single thing. If only all my trips could be that way! Traveling with a group of ten, we arrived in Cartagena in the morning. Immediately we could feel the intensity of the heat. I knew I was going to be in for a rough ride with this kind of heat, but was up for the challenge. Our home for the week was at La Casa Que Besa El Mar. Words cannot describe this four level five bedroom home with a pool, jacuzzis, wait staff, and upper deck with spectacular views. I felt like a princess living in a palace.
Here’s a guided tour of the house:
After settling in, we hit the streets and walked to Plaza de San Pedro Claver for a bite to eat. Surrounding this beautiful old city are approximately 7 miles of walls with mini forts within and 4 auxiliary doors with what once was a one bridge-fort that connected the city to the mainland.
The streets of Cartagena are so clean with vibrant colored storefronts and homes with spectacular balconies, beautiful churches, cobblestone streets, and unique door knockers. It’s so easy to get turned around and lost in its beauty as you stroll down the narrow streets.
More to see on this stunning city. Click Here for Part Two as we continue our expedition.