Cartegena or bust or are we there yet?

Stage seven is Rincon del Mar to Cartegena. That’s easy-peazy we thought. The times and prices are all written on the notice-board at the hostel. Catch bus, sit on bus and a couple of hours later get off bus in Cartegena. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a bit, it would seem. Most of what follows is what I actually wrote in my notebook on that day. Firstly the hostel call us a taxi to drive us to San Onofre to catch the bus. The ‘taxi’ was called and arrived promptly. On going outside, I repressed a grin as we found a battered old Trabant waiting for us. I say ‘old’, I mean really old. I say ‘battered’, I mean really, really battered. Contrary to what you might expect – or maybe not, if you know us, We thought this was wonderful. The ‘taxi’ was obviously simply a villager who…

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