South America

Cartagena, Colombia – Part One

June 13, 2015
Cartagena, Colombia

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.

La Casa Que Besa El Mar

La Casa Que Besa El Mar

Front Door

Front Door

Entry way

Entry Way

Living Room

Living Room

Dining Area

Dining Area

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

View from upper level patio

View from upper level patio

Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Spectacular Views

Spectacular Views

Sunset View

Sunset View

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.

Wall in Cartegena, Colombia

Cartegena Wall

Wall in Cartegena, Colombia

Wall Walkway

Cartegena

Old Town Cartegena

Main Gate Cartegena

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.

Colorful Cartagena

Beautiful balconies in Cartagena

Balcony in Cartagena

Streets of Cartagena

Church in Cartagena

Cartagena Church

Cartagena Door Knocker

More to see on this stunning city. Click Here for Part Two as we continue our expedition.

 

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