My first solo trip to Cartagena Colombia introduced me to the magic of this colonial city along the Caribbean Sea. I stayed at a wonderful hostel called Casa de la Chicheria within the old walled city of Cartagena.
I enjoy exploring a city on foot and Cartagena is a splendid city for strolling around enjoying the architecture and taking in the culture and vibe of the walled city. I generally do not sleep much while traveling – I may get 5 or 6 hours sleep whereas at home I am used to 7 or 8 hours sleep. I tend to wake up early even if I get to bed late the night before so I have taken up the habit of going for early morning walks while traveling.
Seeing a city in the early morning light before the streets have come to life is peaceful. On my walks around Cartagena I couldn’t stop taking photos of all the beautiful doors along the way.
Cartagena was granted status as UNESCO World Heritage Site #285 in 1984.
There were a lot of fancy doorknockers on the doors of the old walled city of Cartagena.
Many of the doors are designed with a smaller door within the main door.