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Castles and Torture

Week 2 in Cartagena de Indias

semi-overcast 30 °C

Before we move on tomorrow to Barranquilla, I thought it would be nice to post some assorted pictures from our adventures of the past week. When not seeking shade during the day at our hostel, getting lost in the labyrinth of cobblestone streets, or sampling local delicacies from street vendors like arepas (cheesy corn fritters), we have seen a few sights and done a few things.

Palace of the Inquisition (which thrived in the New World as well, apparently):

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Ouch!

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Notice the fifth rope, for guys.

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Closed for the season.

Assorted sights around town:
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???

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Pegasus, Colombian national animal.

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Fruit hat.

Finally, today for Liz's birthday, we spent all morning at the huge Fortress of San Felipe de Barajas:

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Fallin'!

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Stylin'!

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Defendin'!

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Smilin'!

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Tunnelin'!

Now we depart for a delicious treat for Liz: sushi! We hope it doesn't involve torture.

Posted by kevindhodges 15:28 Archived in Colombia Tagged museums statues

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Still sounds wonderful and sushi makes a great Birthday cake! Won't touch that 5th string thing!

by ed

Liz...did you get a new hair color? It looks lovely...I like your hair too, Kevin. Very much enjoy your blog...Kim

by Kim

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