Linda's International Trip Journal travel blog

Our first stop to see the Santa Marta church and the old...

Mary and me on the church steps.

Juan Valdez coffee shops everywhere usually with a small park.

Next stop the Gold Museum and Museum about Simon Boliver, much loved...

Gold Frogs on necklace at the Gold Museum with Indian artifacts.

Algerian y Cocadas, a popular candy with popcorn, coconut, and hot dark...

Mary and our guide rest. Part of museum is air conditioned some...

Promenade near the Santa Marta water front.

Hawkers everywhere. I bought a carved stone toucan for equivalent of $5US...

Last part of tour was to Tatanga a scuba diving and fishing...

Many palm thatched restaurants line the waterfront. Lots more hoppin' in the...

Guide Eddied with the Yucca, cheese and beef expand a we all...

Fruit sellers everywhere. Passion fruit bigger then any I have seen before.


Today after breakfast at our hotel we were picked up by Eddie our English speaking guide and a taxi driver. This half day tour cost us $60 mil pesos (about $20US). We discovered we are not really in Santa Marta's historic district but in El Rodadero, a few miles away. We were told the nicer beaches are in Rodadero, but there is more historic things to see in Santa Marta. It was a good tour, if still very hot.

If it works out we are taking another day tour tomorrow to Cartagena a more historic area. If it works out we will be picked up at 4:30 AM for the three hour ride there. Returning to Santa Marta around 7:30PM.

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