Thursday, December 10, 2009

El Cerro de la Popa

View of the Santa Cruz de Manga Islands, Boca Grande and Castillo Grande and Tierra Bomba seen from Cerro de la Popa. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

In the neighborhood of Manga, where I use to pass my childhood is located the Fort of Pastelillo, named that way for its shape of a Cake. From the Cerro of la Popa, you can appreciate a impressive view of The Walled Centro of the city, and the Islands of Manga and Tierra Bomba with the walls under the water to avoid the entry of enemies by boats or ships.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Spanish Sentence

Spanish Grammar: The Spanish Sentence
The Spanish Sentence — Defined
A sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought. It has two parts: the subject (noun or pronoun) and its modifiers, and the predicate (verb) and its modifiers.

The subject is that part about which something is said, and the predicate tells that which is said about the subject. The subject is broken up into the subject word and its modifiers, and the predicate is broken up into the predicate word and its modifiers.

The black horse / runs a beautiful race. "The black horse" is the complete subject, "horse" being the subject word modified by the adjectives "the" and "black." "Runs a beautiful race" is the complete predicate, "runs" being the predicate word modified by the phrase "a beautiful race."

Types of Sentences
In both English and Spanish, sentences are classified, according to use, as declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.

A DECLARATIVE SENTENCE makes a statement.

John is a good student.


Has the mailman arrived yet?

An IMPERATIVE SENTENCE states a request or command.

Come back in about an hour.

An EXCLAMATORY SENTENCE expresses strong feeling or emotion.

How pretty she is!

En Español la oración esta compuesta básicamente por el Sujeto y el Predicado.
El sujeto es de quien se habla en la oración, y el Predicado es lo que se dice o explica del sujeto.

Si usted tiene más preguntas o dudas con gusto le puedo responder.
If you have questions or doubts I will be pleased to answer.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Top 7 Things to Do and See in Cartagena, Colombia

Top 7 Things to Do and See in Cartagena, Colombia

Plan to spend several days in Cartagena, also known as Cartagena de Indias, Colombia's fascinating Caribbean resort and most popular attraction. History and nightlife, beaches and churches, a walled city and colonial architecture make it a living museum, perfect for honeymoons, family vacations and adult adventures.

1. Centro Amurallado - Old Town

This is the heart of Cartagena, the old walled city protected by the fortress intended to protect the city from pirates and storms. Within the walls, there are colonial buildings, plazas, churches and convents. Accommodations and restaurants within this area, called El Centro, highlight their colonial origins. Also within the walled area, the section of Getsemani is less expensive, but worth a daytime stroll..

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2. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

This is the huge fortress dominating the town. Begun in 1533, the strategic location called for a fortress, and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas was started in 1639. Visitors now can walk the battlements, stroll through underground passages and wonder at the labor that slaves and natives made to protect the city .

3. Bocagrande and El Laguito

These two areas are located on an L-shaped peninsula facing the Caribbean. Here, upscale restaurants, hotels, clubs and bars offer just about everything the visitor can wish for..

4. Playa Blanca

"Playa Blanca,definitely is the best beach close to Cartagena - you can reach it overland or by boat.With its white sand & crystal water Playa Blanca is probably one of the best “playas” in Colombia! It is definitly worth to stay there for some days. There are several places where you can rent hammocks, get food & drinks."

5. Nightlife

Plenty of choices in Bocagrande, in the center of town, El Centro, and Getsemani for tabernas, discos and bars. Use caution in Getsamani, but all the nightlife is lively, with Caribbean and Colombian music. Take a nap before you go nightclubbing

6. Islas del Rosario.

White sand, bleu water, surfing, accuarium, bird idland, beautiful tropical houses soubrounded by nature and more much more then you can expected.

7. La Popa

Agustinian Monastery in the high hill in from of the San Felipe Castle, you can see the panoramic of the city including the old and new Cartagena. Inside the walls you will find a refinated Capell, wich altar made in wood is plaqued in gold by artisans coming in during the colony time from Pasto.