We left comfortable 60 degree weather for tropical coastal Cartagena. This city inspired Hemingway, and is a vacation destination for many. I loved how bright and vibrant everything was, and just wandering down the streets was enjoyable because every turn was different. We rented bikes and rode to a beach outside of the city center, we walked along the walls of the old Fort, and the next day headed to a private island to snorkel and sun ourselves. Cartagena was adorable.