Friday, January 28, 2011

Back in the USA

Spending the months of December and January somewhere much closer to the equator makes you wish you didn't have to go home.A few days into the new year, we spent a couple days in Cartagena, Columbia.A few friends and I went on a tour of Castillo de San Felipe De Barajas (yes, I had to look that up).
This fortress is humbling. The size is amazing, the architecture fascinating and the age of such a thing is intimidating to me. I live in a very young country by comparison to much of the world.
The Colombian guide provided a brilliant recounting of the many attempts to plunder Cartagena. While a guide is not necessary, he did make for a much more entertaining tour of the fortress.
We wandered the dark, often damp, corridors in a maze that has stood for hundreds of years.
Next time, I'll try to find the Palace of the Inquisition.

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