17. 03. 2012.

UNESCO - Port, Fortresses And Group Of Monuments, Cartagena, Colombia

Situated in a bay in the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena has the most extensive fortifications in South America. A system of zones divides the city into three neighbourhoods: San Pedro, with the cathedral and many Andalusian-style palaces; San Diego, where merchants and the middle class lived; and Gethsemani, the 'popular quarter'.

Not enough time, not enough budget to do Colombia properly - but the bits I've seen, oh were they lovely! I soooo want to go back...! Cartagena is a beautiful town with an atmosphere of its own <3 One thing about the colombian mail - there is no 'proper' postal service, mail is handeled by private carriers and its all a bit of a mess really. Sending postcards is expensive, but i've read they have better chance arriving than letters cos they cant be opened and compromised..This one travelled a long while but i am thoroughly happy it arrived :D

2 komentara:

  1. Wow, that's amazing! Sounds like you had a fantastic time in South America!