Cartagena, Columbia April 10, 2013

We really enjoyed Cartagena, Columbia. Instead of an excursion we hired a taxi to take us around.

As we were walking away from the ship into town this magnificent crane was perched.
Then a little further there were my all time favorite: Pink Flamingos!
We had to enter into a Juan Valdez gift shop

There was this great little sanctuary of birds.

Our first stop on the tour was San Felipe Fort Cartagena 

Some views from the top of the fort

Then we went to the market where Bonnie and I each bought an emerald ring. Evidently we were too busy to take pictures.

We asked the driver to take us away from the tourists and he drove us out of town. Here are a few of the churches we saw on the way.

Our driver stopped and parked on a side street by a beautiful park and we walked around. As you all know, Gene has no aversion to trying food off carts. The cart owner didn’t speak English so Gene was having a hard time finding out what was being sold until the guy with the backpack showed up and helped.

Heading back to the cab
We had a wonderful day in Columbia. And of course we asked to make a short stop to a beach so I could get some sand.

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