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Mar 29, 2011 - Cartegena, Columbia

Cartagena is a great city to cruise into. The views as the ship enters the Marina are lovely. We walked ashore and joined with another couple from Ontario to take a taxi into the Old City. We stopped at the Fortress of San Felipe de Barajas first. It is a huge fort built to protect the city. The British sent a fleet of 123 ships and 23,000 men to capture Cartagena a mayor port on the Spanish gold route back to Spain. This was not one of Britain’s finest hours as they lost 11,000 men and many ships due to fighting and tropical diseases. The...

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