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MIAMI, GRAND CAYMAN AND CARTAGENA

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Hola! We have started the “Voyage Between Two Seas” cruise and it has been a few days of rocking and rolling since we posted anything – and a few days since we have set foot on land! On Tuesday we were scheduled to anchor at Grand Cayman, but the sea swell was too high to safely use the tenders to get to shore. The crew managed to pick up a few guests who had missed the ship in Miami (due to the storms that caused many cancelled flights) and who then flew to Grand Cayman. After that, the tenders were pulled back up and we set our course for Cartagena, Colombia.

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We are back in Cartagena, escorting tours – by now I think I could lead one! If you have followed our blogs over the years, you will recognize the imposing San Felipe Fortress.

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I just realized that these fruit ladies wear the Colombian flag colors – yellow for the wealth of the country, blue for the sea and red for the blood shed by martyrs.

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The Rafael Nuñez House and Museum. Nuñez wrote the words to the National Anthem, created the Constitution of 1886 and served as President of Colombia four times.

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What is that children’s book about the man with the many hats? Does he live in Colombia?

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The beautiful balconies of the Old City

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This is the detail above the entrance to the Palace and Museum of the Inquisition.

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The interior courtyard of the San Pedro Claver church and museum.

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San Pedro, a Jesuit, fought for the rights of slaves, working in the slave markets of Cartagena.

Posted by Swenigale 08:36 Archived in Colombia

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