colombia {day 5} cartagena

After a breakfast of banana manzanos (mini, sweet bananas), we caught a bus to Cartagena to buy hookers.

Hehe.

The Old City of Cartagena is unbelievably picturesque. The buildings are all brightly colored and draped in flowers and ivy, and the streets are lively with vendors. We spent the day walking around and I easily took seven million photos.

After a lunch at Vera at the Tcherassi Hotel, we did a little shopping and my friend introduced me to THE MOST AMAZING BATHING SUIT BRAND IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. Agua Bandita is now hands-down my favorite bikini designer. I bought the Madagascar and the Arizona, and when I’m a millionaire, I will buy every other style.

We got some happy hour drinks outside from Donde Fidel, which is in a pretty plaza with a strip of candy stands.

After rinsing off at our hostel, The Chill House, we headed out for dinner at El Santisimo. They have a menu option called the Miracle Plan that allows you to choose three courses and, more importantly, is all-you-can-drink. Turns out, I can drink 6 glasses of wine.

Full and fully buzzed, we ventured out on a mission to find the cheapest beaded necklaces the streets of Cartagena had to offer. We found one guy selling them for 10 mil, which is about $5 US. Score!

The night ended at a Mardi “Grass” party at Babar, which was the most awkward club scene I’ve ever been a part of. We quickly ditched for the comfort of our hostel, but not before I drunkenly turned on my iPhone’s data services so I could check in on Foursquare. AT&T will probably charge me a million dollars for that stupid check-in at stupid Babar. Damnit, Drunk Nicole!

In case you missed it:

colombia {day 1} traveling to the equator
colombia {day 2} taganga beach
colombia {day 3} parque tayrona
colombia {day 4} parque tayrona & snorkeling at playa de amor  

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