Cobbled streets, bougainvillea balconies and pastel plazas make Cartagena a very photogenic city. This Spanish-colonial city was founded in 1533 and – because of its location – a popular port for plunderers and pirates.
City trip covering La Popa Monastery and the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress
The castillo is the greatest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in any of their colonies and still dominates an entire section of Cartagena’s cityscape today.
Hugging a sloth
No, we couldn’t resist when we passed this tourist trap – they’re just too cute…