It was the season but quite incredibly we’d found another road in Bolivia that was ‘too dangerous for a bus’. Perhaps with the most extreme anecdotes so far. And so, we were swayed enough to swap the perilous 20+ hour bus journey for the 90 minute plane ride. It was worth it alone for the bird’s eye views. This was flashpacking at its best.
The four of us worked through the remaining list of tourist destinations in Cartagena, hitting the local market Bazurato, el Convento de Popa (highest point in the city) and Bocagrande. Our taxi driver was a legend, taking us to all these places at a fifth of the guide book price before dropping us at the overrated Bocagrande – a true tourist destination, full of ugly high-rises and a large, crowded beach. The highlight of the whole day was realising a 6ft6 pale Irish man provides the perfect distraction for the usual local attention a gringa can experience. ☺️