Take a look at this couple, they had an amazing experience while their visit to Palenque with us. We are so glad they enjoyed the tour.
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Our ship docked in Cartagena, Colombia on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Prior to our cruise, I contacted Alex Rocha, at Experience Real Cartagena, and we planned where we would meet. A bus of other visitors to Colombia met us at the port area for our tour to, through, and from Palenque. It was a pleasure to be welcomed to Palenque with open arms and to see and hear the expressions of joy from Palenque’s people. The level of pride in Palenque is strong, and the spirits and culture of the people we met in Palenque are indeed rich! That is a characteristic of the African Diaspora. It was truly a pleasure to tour Palenque with Alex, his family, and our fellow visitors to Colombia. We walked through a community as one big family with a history and culture that transcends language barriers. We saw a school in Palenque where the culture, history, traditions, and general subjects one expects to learn in school are taught. We admired murals and took photographs at a number of murals. We visited neighbors as we walked through Palenque, and we even tasted sweet treats one woman made in her backyard. We saw and participated in a Palenque dance performance. Getting out there and seeing communities many know nothing about, seeing God’s love there, and bringing God’s love… this is life! After a wonderful sit-down meal – my meal, in particular, was a delicious fried fish with some of the most delicious coconut rice I have tasted thus far, as well as plantains and vegetables, with a tall glass of refreshing lemonade – we boarded our tour bus, which took hubby and me to the cruise port. The extremely comfortable tour bus, the Medellin rum that we drank with Coca Cola, and the delicious lunch we shared in Colombia with Alex and his family was definitely a highlight of our trip! This was an awesome experience! #Colombia #Cartagena #Palenque #AlexRocha #ExperienceRealCartagena #Pullmantur #PullmanturMonarch #Wanderlust #VacationGoals #Baecation #AnniversaryCruise #experiencerealcartagena