Getsemani is the last residential neighbourhood of Cartagena's 'old town'. A colonial city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Cartagena was recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984.
Over eight days in January, the beautiful colonial city of Cartagena in Colombia, stages its annual music festival with stunning performances by international artists such as the Labèque Sisters and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
It's slightly disorienting to be in a Colombian Hotel where all the staff say Bonjour, rather than Buenos Dias, but the Sofitel prides itself on its French heritage and I soon get used to it. This 5-star hotel is designed by the prestigious Colombian architect Miguel Soto and he's achieved a fine blend of elegant and modern French style...
It's a nightmare to get to, but Cartagena, Colombia's walled city is a must visit destination if you are in the country.