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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Our apartment in Cartagena, Colombia

Dear Family and Friends,

Our time in Cartagena is about over.  When you read this post we will be on our way to Medellin.

I decided on this trip to do a review of the apartments we rent.  I did one for our apartment in Bogota which you can read here:  Bogota Apartment Review

As before we rented this apartment through

Our apartment is on the 14th floor of a high rise apartment building.  It is on the water and has great views.

We can look down the peninsula and see the beach area and other high rises.

And since the apartment is located at the top of the peninsula, we can look the other direction and see the historic old town.

And behind us is more water....we can see the marina and other high rises.

For us, the location of the apartment is great.  The historic district is about a 15 minute walk, the eateries on the beach are about a 10 minute walk in the opposite direction.  We are conveniently located within walking distance to both.  There two supermarkets about a block away.

There is a pool on the fourth floor level.  It was always clean and very refreshing.

Since the front of our apartment faced west, we enjoyed great sunsets each evening.

A couple of things that were not so good.  The apartment only had air conditioning in the bedroom.  Actually, that was not a problem because the breeze was blowing here during out entire stay.  During the day, we just opened the windows and the moving air was enough to keep us comfortable.

The shower has a suicide shower head.  That was fine with me because I didn't use the hot water.  The cold water is not cold at all and it felt refreshing without using the hot water.

The kitchen is small and like all condos that are on the beach and exposed to the salt air, the appliances are somewhat rusty.  This is something that just goes with the territory.

To see the inside of the apartment go to this link.  apartment interior

I'll check back in when we get to Medellin.


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