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  1. Kallsy
    March 12, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

    I love seeing the other side of Cartagena and these are some fabulous recommendations. That nitro coffee look bold and perfect for the morning or mid-day slump. The castle you visited definitely seems like a must do as well.

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    • Cali
      March 12, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

      Thank you! And that coffee can only be consumed midday…He opens at 3pm with the rationale that at that time people would be drinking coffee for the appreciation vs. need for caffeine!

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  2. Paula Morgan
    March 12, 2017 @ 11:27 pm

    I love a good walking tour too! If I could find one that included street art and coffee ( that Nitro Cold Coffee looks delicous) it would be perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Ally Emm
    March 13, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

    Cartagena reminds me a lot of some of the cities I’ve seen in Spain! I guess there’s a reason for that…lol. I would definitely love to visit here one day, too =)

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    • Cali
      March 13, 2017 @ 10:27 pm

      It’s super beautiful! You’d love it!

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  4. Brooke
    March 14, 2017 @ 12:22 am

    Looks like a neat place. Where else did you go in Columbia? I don’t like doing touristy beach spots either! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Cali
      March 16, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

      I am actually currently in Medellin and have been for about six weeks. It’s such an amazing city and very different from the coast

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  5. Natalie
    March 15, 2017 @ 8:48 pm

    Cartagena is beautiful! I LOVE finding historical sights when I travel, so that castle would be my first stop in town. ๐Ÿ™‚ Walking tours are our favorite way to see a new city since they do such a good job of introducing the place to you. That’s awesome you found a worthwhile free tour!

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    • Cali
      March 16, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

      Thanks for your comment! Seems like Cartagena is your kinda of city!

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  6. Carola
    March 17, 2017 @ 12:11 am

    Thank you for this comprehensive guide! Makes me want to head there right now ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Which was the walking tour provider you would recommend, though?

    Thank you & happy continued travels!
    C

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    • Cali
      March 17, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

      I think you’d love it! I linked to the walking tour operator in the post. They are called Free Tour Cartagena!

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  7. FS Page
    March 17, 2017 @ 1:54 am

    I agree with you about not liking day tours to beaches. Isnt there anyway to take private boats to islands? But otherwise to Cartagena looks like a good mixture of history and modernity and has some good views

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    • Cali
      March 17, 2017 @ 4:05 pm

      I’m sure there are private boats to the islands but I’m not sure that it is a way to save money! It is definitely the perfect mix as you mention!!

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  8. Christina
    March 18, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    Nitro cold coffee?!?!?! OMG that sounds amazing!!!! I love visiting castles and free walking tours is always nice. Besides the coffee the street food and tropical fresh fresh sound delicious and refreshing.

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    • Cali
      March 20, 2017 @ 10:45 am

      Haha! The nitro cold coffee WAS amazing. There was ginger and lime in it which was a total surprise, but refreshing!!

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  9. Bruce Schinkel
    March 18, 2017 @ 10:56 pm

    YOu’re so right that there are often so many great experiences that can be had without having to pay a bundle. This is a really great list!

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    • Cali
      March 20, 2017 @ 10:45 am

      Thanks so much, Bruce!

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  10. Janine Good
    March 18, 2017 @ 11:11 pm

    I love fresh fruit too. I do agree that fruit tastes better when it is cut for me, and for the cultural photo opp, I could be swayed. Walking tours are such educational fun things to do that I opt for them frequently. I hope to get to Colombia someday!

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    • Cali
      March 20, 2017 @ 10:46 am

      I hope you do too! I highly recommend Colombia, and I still can’t get myself to leave!

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  11. Eemma
    March 21, 2017 @ 4:56 pm

    Looks like such a great place to visit! The coffee looks amazing! I would love to try it! I also love walking tours or food tours given by locals! Such a fun experience and even better when they are free!

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    • Cali
      March 21, 2017 @ 10:06 pm

      Totally agree! And Cartagena is such a great place!!

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