A quick 40 minute flight (our last commercial flight for 5 weeks) and we were in Cartagena, the home (for the past 10 days or so) of our car Manuel.
Our hotel, Hotel Caribe, is on the south end of town on the beach in the Bocagrande District, and as we were preparing to turn in after dinner, a fawn (yes, a baby deer) walked through the glass doors of the lobby straight to a poinsettia plant and proceeded to eat the entire plant! The few of of us who were in the lobby stared as the deer started looking for the next plant to devour!
After a very fitful sleep, we have spent the day touring the beautiful walled city, dipping our feet in the Caribbean, and sitting poolside with a cold beverage - the main thing is to keep cool as the temperature is 34c, but with the Humidex it sits at 46c! Plans for tonight include a seafood dinner, and drinks on the 550 year old city wall.
Tomorrow we try and retrieve the car, which is the main reason we are in Cartagena. I think this is where things will start to get interesting!
Bob with miss colombia 1896
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