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Puerta Del Reloj or Clock Gate in colonial cartagena.

Traffic whirs past the 400 year old walls of the old town.

The old town of cartagena is most beautiful I have seen in...

Colombia is one of the worlds largest producers of flowers. These are...

Bocagrande is the 'Gold Coast' part of Cartagena.

The streets of cartagena.

Colonial Cartagena next to the spanish walls.

You still find a few spanish cannons lying around the place.

A fresh coat of paint does wonders to a 400 year old...

The throng of traffic.

The beauty of travel backpacker style is its unpredictability. Sometimes it goes to plan, the bus arrives, the hotel in the lonely planet still exists and the sun shines. Sometimes the bus breaks down, the road is closed, the hostel is a flea pit.

On other days, like today, I find myself the ONLY traveller in Cartagena who wants to sail to Panama. So after ten days of waiting for another traveller or two to come along and join me and captain PG on his yacht for an eight day cruise to Colon, Panama, I have finally given up and booked an plane ticket. I was tempted by PGs offer to charter the whole boat myself for $400US, but decided to pay half that and fly. While $400 is bloody good value for a weeks caribbean sailing, my mind is thinking of all the distance and dollars it is going to cost to get to Canada.

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