Cartagena, Colombia is bloody hot, I would just like to spend another day in the air conditioned room. That won’t be happening, we met up with Ben, a guy from our boat and venture out into the city walls. Old town is pretty, I don’t feel I fit in here, everyone is classy and in heels. With us traveling as light as possible we have left any of our jeans and I left my only dress behind. Dressing up is not possible, I did shower this morning and put in my contacts and applied some eyeliner. Wearing clean clothes and makeup, I call that dressed up given the situation. We found the north end of the city’s walls where you could walk up on top of the walls. We walked in the heat along the city walls.
Old town is painted with colorfull storefronts plenty of places to eat and shop. In addition there are these ladies dressing in banana outfits on many of the corners selling fruit. We found another sight to see, there was a large fortress built, it was built by the Spanish during the colonial era.
We walk behind the fortress and all around it. I’m thankful we did, on the front side it was very clean and welcoming for tourists, you could go inside and tour but we stuck to the exterior. Around back it just got dirtier and dirtier. Then in the shade of the fortress were many groups of all aged kids practicing baseball. We stop and watch them, some of the kids gave us big smiles and waved at us. I assume they don’t see many tourists on this side of the fortress, many other countries idolize American Baseball.