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AT SEA & SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA


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The chefs of the Crystal Serenity received well-deserved applause before guests enjoyed the Christmas Grand Gala Buffet.

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On Friday morning we sailed into Santa Marta, Colombia, founded in 1525. The great South American liberator, Simon Bolivar, died here.

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The Cathedral of Santa Marta was built in 1765, one of the earliest basilicas built in Latin America.

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Wonderful-looking fruit, but we still opted to eat fresh fruit on our ship.

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The seafront boulevard is named for the city’s founder, Rodrigo de Bastidas.

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A bus tour took us high into the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta foothills where we saw dwellings of every shape and size!

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Looking back to the city nestled by its bay

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High in the hills we looked down on the fishing village of Taganga. I think the heat was in the 90’s today, in case anyone is wondering ;)

Posted by Swenigale 09:31 Archived in Colombia

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