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La Dolce Vita Cartagena

I wake very early in Cartagena due to the time difference. My first day and night in Cartagena had been pretty uneventful due to recovering from jet lag and acclimatizing.  It can take days to adjust. Well I am up early and one thing I love to do in the morning is take a walk along the beach, even if it is not the most pretty of beaches I have been to.
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Cartagena Colombia

I wanted to take an extended vacation in January 2016, a long haul trip somewhere, but where?  After visiting Cuba the wrong time of year, what I was keen to do was that the climate be right for the time of year and destination, which usually means peak season!  A return to Thailand maybe?  A return to Gambia maybe?  Or somewhere new?  After much deliberation, toing and froing, I chose Cartagena in Colombia.
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