I’ve never really written about places I’ve stayed here on the blog. That’s because when I travel I tend to prefer to spend my money on doing activities, rather than the place I stay. So, you are more likely to find me in an Air Bnb or Couchsurfing, or in a hostel or a friend’s home, probably where my best travel memories have been made.
However, when is a better time than on your honeymoon to make an exception to that? When I saw this week’s Travel Link Up theme, I knew exactly where to write about.
We went to Cartagena de Indias in Colombia for our honeymoon and stayed in four different places; three days on an island and three different places in the Centro Historico. But one for me was by far my favourite and was one of the most beautiful and amazing places I’ve ever stayed.
Casa Lola, Cartagena de Indias
When you step inside you are greeted by the sweet smell of incense and the gentle sound of slowly trickling water which comes from the waterfall and stream that runs through the whole lower ground of the hotel. Then, you step over the stream as you are lead to your room, which of course in boutique nature are all different insideWe were then told we could wander and see the rooftop, which was two pools and a view over the city The hotel looked even more beautiful at night when the lights were dimmed… … and the sunset It really was the ultimate oasis in the middle of the city.
… Now back to reality, pass me my tent and sleeping bag as we get ready to head for a weekend of trekking and camping.