This was my first time going to Colombia. I was told how affordable tickets are going to Cartagena, Colombia by a travel buddy (@avatheexplorer). ? She’s always on the go! ? At the time I didn’t know much about Colombia (let alone Cartegena). I was on the fence about going (up until the day before going). . . LOL. I’m very indecisive at times – most times! Of course, Ava told me she thought I should go because she thought I would really enjoy the experience. I’m so glad I took her advice . . . It was ABSOLUTELY amazing!! ?
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How to get to Cartegena, Colombia?
I flew out of the Fort Lauder
Where to stay?
The hotels in Cartagena are VERY affordable. Since Ava and I were traveling together so we decided to go dutch on the hotel room. I’m all for saving a few coins whenever possible. ??? From the time I touched down in Cartegena until the time I boarded the flight to head back to South Florida, we were on the go!
What to do in Cartagena, Colombia?
There’s so much to do in Cartagena, Colombia. Ava was in contact with Alex Rocha weeks before we arrived. I guess you can say Alex is kinda like an ambassador of Cartegena. LOL. All three of us are members of the Nomadness Travel Tribe so it worked out perfectly! He arranges different tours so depending on what the tour is and how many people will determine how much he charges. Alex hosted a party bus tour our 1st night there. It was so much fun! We ended up meeting up with a few other tribe members (of who we had not met before) on the party bus and kinda
Where to Eat?
Cartagena offers many good places to eat. I ate so much seafood (which is my favorite) for little to nothing. I highly recommend Cafe Del Mar and Restaurante Pepe Anca. If you’re looking for a refreshing treat stop by Cremeria Italiana or Lick Ice Cream, Juice & Yogurt Bar.
A little town called Palanque
Alex took us to a little village called
When we got back later that day, we all went to dinner. I met some amazing individuals and really enjoyed dinner and everyone’s company.
The last day we were there we decided to walk around, go to the beach and just hangout. One of the ladies of our group was staying at the Hilton. Ava and I linked up with her and played around in the pool for a bit. We walked around some and caught taxis during the time spent there. The taxis (among mostly everything else) were really affordable.
The work professionals all spoke English
When going through the security checkpoint at CTG, I was stopped and questioned a little by an airport security agent. It was funny because he didn’t know ANY English and I don’t know Spanish (except for a little that I learned in high school). Well, I guess I knew enough cause I was able to make out what questions we asked me. He asked me where I stayed and how long was I there for. The girl that was with me was impressed that I was able to make out what the agent was saying. I would definitely recommend travel to Cartegena, Colombia! I definitely want to go back soon.
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