Friday, February 19, 2010
We've been in Cartagena for almost two months and have explored much of the old city, seen the old forts, the convent on the highest mountain, have had many happy hours and other social events with cruisers, made new friends, seen a few movies, and have done lots of boat projects! Typically we walk at least a few miles every day, either into the old city or over to the big mall where a few important stores are located: home center and carrefour, a supermarket with housewares -- sort of like a Walmart. Traffic is horrendous here; there must be thousands of taxis running around town. Luckily most of them are powered with natural gas because without that, the city would be smothered in smog. On the other hand, we also see men and children driving wooden carts powered by donkeys.