In the area of La Boquilla we visited a place set up to give local school children a safe place where they can learn how to play traditional instruments. The project keeps the youth connected to their heritage and gain other skills. The students make all their musical instruments on site using old items like bins and barrels.
We were lucky enough to be given an introduction to the drums and some dance lessons by some of the old students who have now become teachers for the next generation.
We spent the afternoon eating our way through Old Cartagena. Expert foodie, Catalina, gave us a tour of the city’s street food, and took us to her favorite vendors. Sampling traditional dishes and hearing the stories behind the food and the people.