A pirate's favorite city
26.11.2011 - 29.11.2011 28 °C
Since Friday we have been wandering the streets of the old walled city of Cartagena de las Indias on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It's truly an inspiring example of colonial architecture and Latin American color:
And chess is still played in the city square.
These guys must have been hot.
But she was cool.
After a big night on the town Saturday, we decided to wallow in the mud at the Volcano Totumo on Sunday. It is, literally, a pit of mud:
And we got in it!
It certainly was one of the strangest sensations of my life. Men rub you down with the mud, women wash you off in the river, little kids take your picture. It's a family affair. But here we are clean as ever.
When life gives you a mud volcano, you make a tourist attraction out of it. Of course.