Colombians have an extraordinarily festive spirit and they love light displays. The Christmas lights here in Cartagena are the most beautiful I’ve seen and walking around the city enjoying them is a favorite part of this visit!
I met another interesting local yesterday – Felipe Castaneda – who has written several books on Cartagena. He seems to know the history of every building in the walled city, including houses owned by celebrities like Marlon Brando.
Today I head for the Rosario Islands – with lots of sunblock!