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    • Casa Baluarte

      by akira.j Online Now Nov 20, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Anybody had stayed at Casa Baluarte?How was it? im preteding to stay there?

    • how to hav fun

      by akira.j Online Now Nov 20, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      Im planning to trip to Colombia in Jan to Feb. and i will stay in Cartagena for few days in weekend. Somebody can give me some recomendations what to do there? Im single man.
      And place to stay aswell.

      5 Answers Nov 21, 2014 at 7:12 AM
    • Spanish language schools and hostels

      by Marick Online Now Aug 18, 2014 at 6:57 AM

      Hai! Does anyone have experience with Spanish language schools in Cartagena. Any tips are welcome, also about good hostels to stay:) Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 8:05 AM
    • Water Safety

      by KatieB51 Online Now Jul 2, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Is the tap water safe to drink?

      5 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM
    • exit tax for americans

      by ShaneC7 Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      do i have pay exit tax if i stay 15 days if so how much

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2014 at 5:19 PM
    • Getting $$ to family

      by camurphy Online Now May 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM

      My son is currently on a boat headed to Cartagena, Columbia from Panama. While checking online with his bank before leaving they informed him that their ATM card would not be useable in Columbia. That is his only source of money. He has just a little cash to get him through this week, then he wants me to wire him money, or send him his new debit card from here in Oregon. Anyone have any advice???? Everything I read about wiring money did not sound good, and stressed using it as a very last resort. I would sure appreciate any help or recommendations on this!

      4 Answers May 12, 2014 at 11:23 AM
    • Cartagena, Columbia

      by BCF843 Online Now Nov 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      Coming by cruise ship in a few weeks. Is it far to walk from cruise terminal to old city?

      2 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM
    • Old City location

      by hygeen Online Now Sep 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Are the Old City and I Walled City the same place? If not can you walk from one the other?

      5 Answers Sep 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM
    • Looking for Apartments

      by welldoc Online Now Apr 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      I'm moving to Cartagena from Panama, and would like to know if there are rental locators
      or where to find apartments that are $600-700/month. Seems like everything is for vacation
      rentals.

      I'm looking for a 1-2 bedroom, upper floor apartment, furnished, with full kitchen.
      Thanks!

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2013 at 12:26 PM
    • Travel Cartagana to Caracas

      by socheid Online Now Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      Hi all,

      I fly back to Europe on Sunday from Caracas. I thus need to find a means of traveling from Cartagena or maybe Santa Marta to Caracas arriving in Caracas on Sat, a day before my flight. I have posted a query similar to this in the Caracas forum as I try to build up the picture.

      Flying to Caracas from Cartagena seems to involve a transfer in Bogota and isn't cost attractive. I am prepared to consider breaking the journey somewhere like Maracaibo if that will make the journey more tolerable.

      I am trying to trawl the web for info that is already there. My limited Spanish isn't helping much.

      Anyone with any advice on this, please feel free to fire away.

      1 Answer Jan 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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      Hotel in Cartagena, single traveller, max 70 US dollars

      by Saar123 Online Now Nov 11, 2012 at 11:48 AM

      I am a single 35 year old female traveler and looking for a nice small hotel to stay in in Cartagena, Getsemani.
      I'm not looking for a hostel (since I am 35 :-) ), but would like a nice small hotel that is not full with honeymooners ;-).
      Max price 70 US dollars.

      Thank you!!

      14 Answers Nov 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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      Cartagena -- solo gay traveler next week

      by latinrusso Online Now Oct 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      Hi, going alone to CTG for a long weekend -- 19th to 23rd of October. Just randomely picked this place (almost) with the intent to relax by the sea and also have an interesting place to explore and go out.
      Any suggesitons are appreciated -- places to stay (hopefully close to the beach), places to visit, guides, etc.
      I am traveling on a "medium" budget, meaning 4 star hotels are good for me :).

      Many thanks,
      Eugene

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM
    • Any inexpensive (or moderate price) hotels in BocaGrande?

      by RickyCe Online Now Apr 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

      Any inexpensive (or moderate price) hotels in BocaGrande?




      Haven't been to CTG since 2005, looking for something for a couple of weeks to a month, but want to stay within budget (i.e. moderately priced hotel,) with kitchen (stove, fridge).
      i.e. PLANNING to travel in fall this year!


      Would like something closer to beach, easy walking distance.


      Would like some suggestions/guidance on how to secure the room, should it be online (I somehow think that's not a good idea), etc.

      Would like to know specific prices (ranges) and hotel or APARTMENTS (names/located) - if at all possible.


      All info (up-to-date) would be appreciated...




      Thanks!

      5 Answers Aug 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM
    • artist

      by narutofangblast Online Now Mar 4, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      just wondering what are some artist and artwork that have become popular in Cartagena

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2014 at 3:10 AM
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      How long to stay

      by msocolin Online Now Feb 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Hi! Me and my wife are planning a trip to Cartagena and San Andres Island. How long should I stay in Cartagena? Are 3 days enough? What are the things I should not miss?

      Is it safe to walk around during day and night with a DSLR camera?

      Thanks for the info!

      Regards
      Matias

      2 Answers Feb 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM
    • safety and things to see

      by sc2rist Online Now Jan 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      We have tickets to go to Cartagena in November 2012. Husband is a world traveler, I'm a little nervous about Columbia and this was not my first choice. Please convince me that we made the right choice!! Probably will spend a week.

      5 Answers Jan 6, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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      Mud Volcano Totumo Tour

      by lucyguajardo Online Now Oct 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM

      Any recommendation on the cheapest tour to visit the mud volcano? Im not too interested on all the other stops they make (Manzanillo, etc) just the volcano.

      Thank you in advance!

      4 Answers Oct 12, 2011 at 4:13 AM
    • Beach Holiday Advice Please

      by Nils78 Online Now Jun 1, 2011 at 7:14 AM

      Hi People

      I am currently travelling South America for a year. I am trying to convince my brother and his wife to come for a holiday for 2 weeks. They are not big world travellers so it's a little out of their comfort zone. They like beach holidays where it is a bit lively. I was thinking of Cartegena or somewhere up the coast but am now having second thoughts. can any one give some advise or make any suggestions.

      5 Answers Dec 30, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    • Appropriate Attire

      by marylehe Online Now Oct 15, 2010 at 9:19 PM

      I'm planng a visit to Cartagena on October 20, 2010 for one week. I would also like to visit Bogata. I'd like some guidance as to what type of attire is appropriate for this time of the year for general site seeing. Also, what type of clothing is acceptable for dinner in the evening (8:00-11:00 pm.

      1 Answer May 27, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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      Grocery store in old town

      by monicarc Online Now Oct 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM

      Investigating possible trip to Cartagena and was wondering if there were any chain type of grocery stores within the old town--we would be travelling with our one year old, so we would need milk. Also, is "organic" milk sold in cartagena? Thanks

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2010 at 5:17 AM
    • Guayabera

      by deliamaldonado Online Now Aug 20, 2010 at 2:21 PM

      Me podría decir cual es el valor de una guayabera elegante

      1 Answer May 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    • 1.5 weeks in Cartagena, ideas?

      by max.bern Online Now Aug 10, 2010 at 12:58 PM

      I'll be heading down to Columbia for 1.5 weeks next month with a friend of mine. Both of us all 26 year old males. So far...I know two things about Cartagena:

      1) There is a ton of culture to be seen (museums, buildings, etc)
      2) The beaches are awful

      Is this accurate? We have a 4 days in the middle of our trip and we were thinking of 3 different plans:

      1)Flight to Caracas
      2)Flight to Havana
      3)Jungle excursion within Columbia or somewhere else

      Thoughts on all of the above? Thank you!

      22 Answers Aug 17, 2010 at 9:03 AM
    • UK Family visiting for 4 days

      by Meachamm64 Online Now Jul 22, 2010 at 2:15 PM

      Hi,

      We are a family of two adults and 2 children ages 14 and 10 and would like to visit Cartagena for 4 days while staying in Florida next April. Could someone recommend a suitable, safe hotel and whether Aries airline from Fort Lauderdale is reliable - looks cheapest!It would be our first time in Colombia so any tips on safety in Cartagena would also be appreciated

      Many Thanks

      1 Answer Jul 22, 2010 at 8:12 PM
    • Spanish in Cartagena

      by Tanya_A Online Now Jul 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM

      Dear All,

      Can you please advise me on few language schools/private tutors you had good/bad experience with in Cartagena? Im thinking about spending a week there this Fall.
      Also have read few negative reviews about the homestay, pls can someone share any experience and advice,

      Thanks!!
      T

    • Moving to Cartagena

      by Orlando49 Online Now Jun 9, 2010 at 10:49 AM

      I will be moving to Cartagena to reside in January. I am looking for an apartment or house to rent, at least for one year. Most of the real state postings are for vacationers and not people who are looking for longer leases. Can you recommend a real state agent who can assist with this search. I will be in Cartagena the first week in August. I am looking for a place in a nice neighborhood in the price range of900-1,000 us dollars with 2-3 bedrooms and 2 baths--in case there is an agent on the forum. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
      Orlando

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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      Cartagena este verano, Any jobs? Dance jobs?

      by elinsweden Online Now Mar 3, 2010 at 9:15 AM

      Hi!
      I am from Sweden and I have been in Cartagena before; have many lovely friends there. Was thinking on going there this summer and am curious(when I don't have so much money) if there's any possibility to get a summer job. I have taken classes in Spanish and if I am around spanish people I catch up very quickly, my English skills are good and I can speak Swedish, of course, and Finnish. Anyway, this is not a resume, just wanted to ask if there's anyone who knows who I can talk to and if there is any chance to get a dance job(I am a dancer) at a club?

      Cartagena rocks!

      : )

      Elin

      1 Answer Mar 3, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    • Are US Dollars Accepted for Museums and other Entrance Fees?

      by jeana-r Online Now Jan 18, 2010 at 7:35 AM

      Hi,
      Wondering if I can use US Dollars for entrance fees to local museums and places of interest like San Pedro Claver church. Many thanks. JT

      4 Answers Feb 4, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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      Spanish Immersion

      by noleandsuenj Online Now Nov 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

      Hi, My daughters and I are going to do a four week spanish immersion this summer and were thinking about various programs in Cartagena. Any advice, we were looking at renting an apt for the month (too many of us for a home stay). Girls are age 21, 19, 17, 14. Any concerns about safety for five women traveling alone? Any neighborhoods to avoid? Any other suggestions...

      We are also thinking about trying to continue on to Suriname (although travel between the two nation-states seems difficult if not impossible) or Equador. Again, any tips or suggestions. We are on a budget.

      Many thanks!

      15 Answers May 27, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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      ESL language tour to Nueva Lengua in Cartagena -any experience?

      by christine.j Online Now Oct 30, 2009 at 2:15 AM

      My daughter is thinking of spending some weeks in Cartagena, improving her Spanish. She found this program:

      esl-languages.com/en/adults/...

      It looks pretty good, but it's easy to look good on the web. Does anyone have any experience with ESL courses? Maybe even first-hand experience with the school in Cartagena?

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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      Sleeping in Cartagena

      by emily_nyc Online Now Sep 3, 2009 at 1:53 PM

      Any recommendations for a safe, tranquil, comfortable and CLEAN place to stay in Cartagena? My budget is about 30,000 per night, prefer private room with bathroom. Most important: clean! Communal areas are good, and I am OK at a hostel as long as they have private rooms.

      Thanks so much!

      6 Answers Sep 7, 2009 at 8:31 AM