As an attentive fan of architecture, one of Two Who Trek especially enjoys the visual study of Spanish colonial architecture. During our nearly month-long stay, we visited many sites with our local Spanish instructors or profesores. In and around El Centro Histórico de Cartagena de Indias are many splendid buildings or edificios, both grand and typical. Continue reading
Just like in most major metropolitan areas, Cartagena has many forms of public transportation. Some are typical; others are rather ingenious. Today we look at a few ways to getting around.
In the Historic Center of Cartagena, walking is by far the best way to move around. We found that we could walk from one side of the center to the other in less than half an hour, if we had to get somewhere in a hurry. But take your time as you walk — there’s so much to see, from historic architecture to balconies full of beautiful flowers. And if you get really tired, you can flag down one of the many taxis on the street.
When last we left Two Who Trek, the dynamic duo had returned to Michigan after their Ecuadorian adventure. In their last post they promised to include information about the Galápagos Islands. However, it’s been months since we’ve heard from them. What has happened?
In a word – – life. Births, deaths, separations, reconciliations, illness, recovery, home remodeling, graduations, open houses, more deaths, transitions, summertime adventures, fall chores, volunteer opportunities, holiday preparations and even work all became priorities over blogging. We suspect there was even a bit of “blogger’s block” involved.
All of those items combined to throw this blogging project off-track. But throughout the past months, Two Who Trek continued to have adventures. Now that things have calmed down during the post-Christmas winter months, we intend to get caught up. So let’s get started with reviewing the Galápagos adventure.
To really see an area, one must travel around. Because Two Who Trek are not strangers to travel, we used several methods to explore the city. Here’s a short look at some of our options.
Walking is the best way of getting around Cuenca, especially in the historic center of the city. With a good pair of shoes for support and plenty of time, one can get around rather quickly. Two Who Trek found that during peak times, we could walk through the city center faster than taking a bus or a taxi. Continue reading