Nos gustamos la Cartegna, Columbia

Dipping our first toes into South America, we skipped the planned excursion and struck out on our own in Cartegna, Columbia. From the very first, we loved it. Yes, the port has the typical cruise ship and container ship busy-ness but as you pass through the duty free zone you are greeted by monkeys in trees, pink flamingos, peacocks and parrots, but not in a caged, overly contrived petting farm kind of way (this in contrast to other ports which typically offer a much less appealing welcome). Upon exiting the terminal, we ran the usual gauntlet of taxis and tour…