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The movie ‘Romancing the Stone’ with Danny DeVito, Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas helped popularize Cartagena, Colombia. Colombia is also well-known for its association with the Medellin drug cartel. For both of these reasons, I was not expecting much when visiting Cartagena. What a surprisingly beautiful city it is from our ship’s port.
Anyone who has visited Lisbon, or as the Portuguese say, Lisboa would likely recognize this photo as typical Portuguese. Trolley-car wires, stately bright yellow buildings with elaborate architectural designs and narrow balconies. Yellow is often the color of choice for the Portuguese.
Dingle was our base for exploring this well-traveled peninsula and its fishing villages. Dingle seems to have the right mix of locals and good restaurants to serve the many tourists. While we were there we were often rained on five or more times a day. This peninsula is dotted with many smaller fishing towns, all having several nice pubs and restaurants. Late into the evening we could hear what sounded like an entire bar singing Beatles songs.