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Cartagena Here We Come!

Fire up the air con...

We managed to squeak in a trip on the Metro again this morning. Did I mention that in 2013 Medellin won the award for most innovative city in the world? The Metro here is very modern, fast, and efficient. We took the gondola that goes up the mountain, gracefully gliding over barrios (neighbourhoods) that not long ago were war zones, enjoying incredible views of the city.

We've now successfully experienced the two largest cities, Bogota, and Medellin, without giving papaya....Do you know what that means? Neither did we. However we have learned this important phrase, which basically means "don't make yourself a target". We have wonderful memories of all of our stops in Colombia and are preparing for the final days in steamy Cartagena.

But first, a driver picked us up for the trip to the airport in Medellin. Albeiro loved his tunes. He had the tinny speakers cranked full blast, drumming along on the steering wheel and practically danced in his seat as we jetted down the highway. Very funny guy.

And now here we are in Cartagena - PARTY CITY!! Absolutely beautiful though. Arrived to a lively wedding procession out in the street. What a great introduction to this interesting city.

Don enjoying the Metro Cable:

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The big wedding celebration:

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Posted by Flemings2 18:22

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Really interesting sis. Sounds like you are learning a lot and can't wait to hear all of your stories.

by June

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