Our last night we stayed in the walled city.
Our second full day in Cartagena, we decided to do a boat tour. Looking back, we probably should have planned it better and done a little more research for a good, fast boat. It took over 3 hours to reach the first stop. The island we visited first had a little “SeaWorld” type show and tanks of fish and sea turtles.
We arrived in Cartagena from Bogotá in the late evening, just as the sun was setting on the horizon over the Caribbean. I was glad we got to catch a nice glimpse of it – our first view of the Caribbean! The drive from the airport to Bocagrande, where we were staying, was really pretty. Cartagena had a small-town, beachy feel to it that I really liked. It was warm and humid, and the sun felt hot. Like, hot hot. Not just regular sun-hot, haha. We were even closer to the equator here than we are in Peru.
The first day in Cartagena we started at the clock tower in the Walled City.
John flew to Columbia on a Sunday, and I stayed behind in Lima with the kids for a few days while he attended meetings and such. We prepared for our trip in the midst of a tummy bug and an unrelated visit to the ER (when it rains it pours!). Thankfully, we were all well by Wednesday and continued with our plans to fly to Bogota on Thursday morning.
Thursday was a long day. It was the first time I had flown with both the kids by myself since Cliff was a few months old.