Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Day 7

Day Seven 7/6 Thursday

This day became our busiest day since it was out last day in Colombia. We wanted to pack as much as we could before leaving. First stop was a long walk to the fort “Castillo de San Felipe”. Since we knew it was going to be a bit of a hike from the hotel, we took a short cut through a mall to take advantage of the AC. The fort is a great piece of architecture and it encases the Spanish fight to keep the city safe from investors like the British and the French. The walk to the top was long but it was worth it. The views were amazing, you could see the old walled city and the new high rise city. Perfect marriage between the old and the new. After venturing around the fort for a while, we decided to make our way back to the hotel. After getting back to the hotel, and resting a bit we rented bikes. This was a interesting adventure, we got tandem bikes and rode around the city right as the sun was going down. Fun fact, the roads in Cartagena are very small, all one ways and most of the time barely fit a car. So when riding any bike you must be completely aware of what is going on around you. We rode around for little over an hour, took some great pictures, had some fun then went back to the hotel to shower and get ready for our last night. We went to dinner at “Alquimico”. This place was very cool. They had a list of mixed house infused drinks. Ask the server, what they recommend, they won’t steer you wrong. The food menu was small but the food itself was good, nothing to brag about. However, want put this place on the top three places that you must go to. After you have dinner, head to the roof. They have a great roof top patio. At the end of our diner, the waitress came over the table with four mystery infused rums. We played a little game called: name the flavor that the rum is infused with. After sipping and smelling them, we got the ingredients right. Ginger, pineapple, anise and mint. I must say ginger was horribly strong.

And just like that our trip came to an end. While I wish I had done more research to plan my days to visit Parque Tairona and other surrounding areas, this trip was one to remember. I will definitely be coming back to Colombia.

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