we had heard that it is a must to visit the mud baths of cartageña . . .
and i like to do what i'm told
so we went
it was weird.
about 50 people ended up piling on a bus
it felt a bit gilligan's island for a bit
we arrived at this
which obviously looks like a giant ant hill at first
and also man made
i felt like i had walked into colombia's #1 tourist traps
this is what is at the top of the stairs
you get in and these colombian men tell you to lay back
and then they push your body through the mud
like you are part of an assembly line
they smear mud all over you
and give you a bit of a massage
the mud is so über buoyant it was fun to see how deep you could push someone into it
betsy asked me to push her in, just after this photo was taken
i had no problems completely dunking her
thankfully, she never could push down further than my neck
apparently i am dense :)
i'm not sure anyone knew, because it probably
didn't look much different than with the bottoms on
but a few people got mooned . . .
then as everyone was leaving, i decided i needed to dive in
please see video below
we ate here afterwards. . .
my grandma is donna,
and i thought she would love it that i was here . . .
big hugs grandma!!!