The last stop for us was Getsemani. Getsemani was a very sketchy, abandoned area before it became the “Wynwood” of Cartagena. It’s mostly for young backpackers that like to stay at hostels with hip cafes and shops all around.
It’s hard to believe that these streets are from the 1500’s. With layers of paint keeping the buildings alive. The centro (downtown) was built by the Spanish because they were taking gold from Colombia back to Spain. They built a wall around the centro to protect their stolen gold from pirates. There’s a big fort in the middle that took 200+ years to build with the help of slaves.
The majority of these pics was one or two streets! The centro is small but very condensed. Hard to do it all in one or two days. I’m itching to explore all the streets though! With this new drug war starting again, not sure if I’m ever going back :( Time will tell.
Visiting grandma’s was our goal for this trip. It’s a goal because she lives an hour away from the downtown area where we were staying. This is my sixth time going to Cartagena and it always feels familiar but slightly different each time. Grandma’s house had the biggest change!
I used to blog more often! I find it harder to find spare time now. I usually come home so tired (from driving + new job that I’ve been rebranding) that I just flop. Then I start losing my little creative world that I would get lost in. I love looking back at my favorites and see how much has changed. That’s what keeps me coming back.
Songs that make my soul very happy. Big City’s pianos. St. Lucia can’t get any more happier. Lizzo is hilarious. Borderline made me investigate the genius that is Kevin Parker. When he improvises @_@
3 months later, here’s my Art Basel recap. Art Basel isn’t the same as when I was in school (2009-2013). Actually, a lot of things aren’t the same. But that’s the ebb and flow of life. It allows other things to come into fruition.