Vacation – Part 8 – Cartagena, Colombia

Our final stop on the cruise was to dip our toe into South America in Cartagena, Colombia.
It was hot.  Very hot.
We decided to take a cab to the old town and we were going to just walk around.  The cabby offered to tour us around so we decided to do that instead.  He drove us around to the important old sites that I’ll be honest I didn’t pay too much attention to what they all were.  We drove and walked around all over old town and here are some of the pics:

The highlight of the day for me though was meeting Pepe.

We were at the top of a hill at a monastery when a man holding a three toed sloth came up and asked if we wanted to hold it for $3.
Um, YEAH!!!!  Hell, yes!  It’s a sloth!
So we all took turns holding sweet Pepe.  He was super cuddly.  Not exactly soft, but not wirey either.  It was just cool.

 

 

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One thought on “Vacation – Part 8 – Cartagena, Colombia

  1. Saw this photo when researching which places still abuse sloths. Sloths go through great distress and increases their heart rate if held or touched by strangers. Frequent handling exposes the sloths to germs and bacteria that they do not have natural defenses against. This is in addition to any cosmetic products, deodorant, insect repellent and sunscreen that the person may be wearing. The chemicals present in these products can all be extremely harmful to both juvenile and adult sloths.

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