For anyone interested in visiting South America, I really recommend heading to Cartagena. If you do go, stay in the old city which has some of the most vibrant colors I’ve ever seen (Havana is up there too). A few things make Cartagena special for me:
- the food
The best ceviche I’ve had so far. Extremely fresh and really affordable prices. You can grab a dollar mango in the streets or a fresh empanada and just walk around. If you want a list to of places, I’m happy to share but definitely hit “la cevicheria”
- it’s clean
Very well maintained. The streets are super clean. I remember going last year and the only thing in the gutter were flowers...c’mon that’s your trash? 💐
- the people
People are so lively and happy that it’s infatuating. I have never danced so much and I am by no means a dancer!
- the colors
Flowers, buildings, doors, fruit, traditional attire... you name it, the colors are just as vibrant as the people.
- its safe
Police are everywhere..beware, they will stop you too..and if you get caught with anything it will be expensive 👀
- very walkable
What amazed me was the ease of walking. Everything in the old city is within a 10min walk and you can drink in the streets. Great combo for me!!
this is just one of the walls you would walk by...
more to come once I download from my camera