Cartagena Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Taxis

    Although l felt safe enough in Cartagena, l did have the added advantage of having friends who live here. They were very specific on not taking a taxi alone. Never hail one from the street, what...

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  • 2. Vendors

    If this is your first trip to Cartagena you will be amazed at the amount of street vendors trying to sell you beer, water, braid your hair, massage, tee-shirts, jewels, lotto tickets etc. It can wear...

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  • 3. tours

    If you fancy a trip to the Rosario islands my advice would be to find a small boat to take you. I did the trip from the port and the first stop was the Aquarium which was of no interest to me. We had...

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  • 4. Downtown at night

    Watch you butt late at night in the very back of Old Town because there are some shady people back there who prey on tourists. Dont follow anybody who wants to guide you, stay away from the places...

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  • 5. Pickpockets

    Cartagena although beautiful does have it's problems. If your staying in the centre don't walk outside the wall after dark. Don't hail a taxi from the street, call one instead. Try to ignore the...

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  • 6. Laguito robbery and kidnapping

    Cartagena should be safe as it looks like. But not for us: We were in two, spending some days on holidays. We were robbed in our apartment in "Sol Del Caribe...

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  • 7. Be Careful About The Fish You Eat

    With Cartagena being on the coast my first impression was the fish would be plentiful and great to eat. However before we left I read an article by the U.S....

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  • 8. Count out Your Cash Before You Leave

    If you pay for something in cash using the local Columbian peso I have noticed that many times merchants, if they expect you are a tourist, will hand you your...

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  • 9. Dont Buy Fruit From Street Vendors

    You will see numerous street vendors and ladies walking around selling large varieties of fruit. More times than not much of the fruit that is sold in this way...

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