We woke up early to the sun and noises outside the window. We decided to go for a last walk around Cartagena before getting on our plane to Medellin. We found a cafe across to a Hostel that served coffee, juices and vegan food. The cafe quickly filled up.
After breakfast we walked to the wall and climbed it so we could take some last pictures. The sun was already out and there were vendors at the top. I stopped to talk to a vendor that was selling cold water. We talked about the 1994 World cup, and I shared that I had seen the Colombian players in San Francisco. We then went back to the Airbnb to pack.
We walked outside the wall, using the arches that were near the bus stop. At the bus stop we did not know what bus to take so we asked a lady that was standing there which bus went to the airport. After telling us the number we looked out for the bus. When we saw it, Carmen put her hand out and signaled we needed to board. The bus was very crowded. We had to stand up in the front next to the turn style. When I asked the driver what stop the airport was, he said the next one, so we had to push our way to the rear door, which is where we had to exit.
We arrived with plenty of time to the airport to check in and buy a snack. The airline we were riding was low budget airline that did not offer snacks or meals. They seated us on separate rows apart. Luckily that the young man seated next to Carmen agreed to trade with me, so he got my aisle seat. We were happy to be together and it was a quick hour flight.
Once we arrived we knew we had to take a shuttle into Medellin because the airport is on the outskirts of the town over 20 miles away and easily an hours ride. The shuttle took us through the mountains, with some very beautiful scenery. I met a guy that took the same shuttle that was very friendly. He helped us get to the Metro station. He shared that he had lived in USA, and also shared that he had an Airbnb room and asked if we had already booked a place.
We told him we already had reservations at a hotel. After he helped us to the Metro station he went in opposite direction as we did. We went to the Poblado station, from there we took a taxi to the Holiday Inn Express, which we got on IHG points.
After checking in and cleaning up we took a walk looking for a gallery, but did not find it. We kept walking and around 7:00 pm stopped for dinner at a Pizza place. It was very delicious pizza! After eating we walked the 2.5 miles to the hotel. We felt very safe and enjoyed the sights, many people out walking.