While in Cartagena we took a double-decker sightseeing bus to check out the city. We rode the whole loop first, then went back to check out the parts we liked. We also took a 90 minute walking tour of the "Walled City of Cartagena" which was designated a World Heritage Site as well as the fort nearby. Rather than attempt to repeat the history lesson I'll let you do your homework and check it out at Wikipidia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartagena,_Colombia
The past few days have been spent riding around the countryside a little east and south of Medellin. I think Colombia just swept the title for best country so far. We have been riding mostly dirt tracks up, down, around and over the 5000' range of the Andes foothills. This area is all farmland with a lot of coffee trees and numerous fruit trees we don't know the names of. The scenery is of course magnificent and the roads we do find are smooth and curvy. The people are all very friendly and smile and wave as we ride by. We intend to spent at least another week or so in Colombia getting acclimated to the altitude before we go into Equador and the higher elevations further down the road. Hasta LaByeBye
More of the wall and a side entrance
total chaos but it works and every driver is considerate of the other driver
This guy needed some help up the thirteen mile hill.
This was a Colombian ceiling fan in one our hotel rooms
These guys wanted us to take a picture of his fresh haircut
We stopped at an overlook to take pictures of these guys
This is El Piñol, " Sugarloaf Mountain"
740 steps to the top, next few photos are the view from this point
Some scenery from the ground
That's enough for tonight, believe it or not this is very time consuming and we're ready to rest after a long day.