After a couple of days in our cave home in Guadix, Spain, we headed east to the city of Cartagena. Our purpose for this trip was to link up with Ang’s folks, who would be stopping through with friends during their Mediterranean cruise.
Ang and I booked several days here so we could explore it more in-depth and hang out for a while, and we spent one day with her parents while they were off the ship.
Our first day in town, we naturally stopped for a wine under the palm trees before walking around the city.
Cartagena has a long history in the region, being inhabited by the Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, and Moors. Because of this, there are layers and layers of historical sites, many of which are still being unearthed, explored, or discovered.
The city itself is totally surrounded by mountains, with a protected port at