Cartagena Colombia, humid, hot, historic, and worth a visit. Cartagena has a colorful past both exciting and sometimes dark. Here are the gates slaves brought from Africa past through before being sold and dispersed throughout the country. A sad moment in history indeed. On the other hand Cartagena has a rich history inclusive of the later freed slaves, with cultural drama, music, food, and a continued strong link to Africa by many of the decendants. Meanwhile Cartagena has become the flower of the coast for Colombians whom are frequent visitors. Cruiseships also stop.