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A pirate's favorite city

semi-overcast 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.

Posted by kevindhodges 08:15 Archived in Colombia Tagged volcano city party mud

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Loving seeing your journey. Not so sure about the mud bath. Can't wait to see you at this journey's end.

by Judy wright

Uummm--think I'd prefer a mud slide to a mud bath!
However, whatever floats your body! I do agree with your last entry, though, Columbian ingenuity!
Keep enjoying. Ed

by ed

Haha love it, especially the name!!!! aaaaar!

by Jade and Ricc

That volcano mud bath looks so amazing! I really, want to try that some day. I am so glad you both are experiencing so much--you are brave and curious travelers...Just take it all in...you will never regret it!

by Kim

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