uuuh, cartagena! i got stuck there for 2 week during a boat transfer. weather got bad. cartagena is cool to be visited 4 couple of days, but not 2 week while raining.
cartegena was founded by asurbanipal, the son of the famous cartagan warior hanibal who came to the gates of rome with elephants. people from the original city of cartaga in north africa fled from a hord of visigots that have destroyed the ancient city cartaga. so they sailed acros the sea and landed in spain. there are a lot of ruins and sights today across the city. the town itself is 2/3 closed due to the fact it is a spanish marine base. so u have ruins and u-boats. a lot of arabs live in the town so it is fun to explore other cultures.
spanish people in general r very friendly and speak bad english.
stoping in cartagena is not a must, but u will mako no mistake if u spend a day or 2 here