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27Jul/130

cartagena de las indias, colombia

it's hotter than hell here but somehow i managed to get out and about and see a bit of this beautiful colonial town. the architecture and flower balconies are splendid, as are the parks and cathedrals. the historic fortress walls and horse drawn carriages make for an interesting setting.

the caribbean is so lovely to swim in; it's sort of like bath water. swimmytime cheered me up from a bout of loneliness. it's been a long haul north and because i've had to move quickly i haven't had much company. just as the hot springs in banos were different than i would have chosen, so were the beaches in cartagena; locals charge money for rented shade on the beach and many folks pop in to see if beach goers want to buy jewelry, beverages, cut fruit, ice cream, a massage (somehow these people were particularly aggressive), have their hair braided...all i wanted was to sit on the beach and read my book!

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