Rear view mirror: week #13 — or how Anthony spoiled me for my birthday

The highlight of week #13 was definitely our staycation at the Santa Teresa Hotel. Husband man surprised me for my birthday with an overnight stay and a massage — isn’t he the best?

After the gym and our weekly visits to Juan Valdez and Las Dulzuras, we headed to the old city and the Santa Teresa Hotel. As a former hotelier, I love setting of the hotel, the location and the service. It’s truly a gorgeous hotel, a gem! After a welcome lemonade,

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we went to the spa. Anthony had booked us Santa Teresa massages, which was a massage/facial combo — amazing!! The spa is small, obviously the hotel wasn’t built as a hotel, but the setting is stunning and the treatment very enjoyable and so relaxing.

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I wouldn’t usually mention taking a shower, but just the shower at the hotel alone makes me want to go back immediately…you’ll have to go,see for yourself.

We headed for wine on the wall at El Baluarte, we were too late for the sunset, but the setting was stunning regardless.

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Dinner was at FM Restaurante, one of the five gourmet restaurants as per this write up: http://www.colombia.travel/en/official-bloggers/entry/rainbow-nelson/gourmet-cartagena-5-great-places-to-eat-in-cartagena. We have now been to all five of these restaurants and think all are lovely, a culinary experience worth repeating…

Dinner at FM was absolutely amazing, we both enjoyed a tomato mousse with salmon and a warm seafood salad. Anthony’s main course was a steak on top of fettuccine, I had a seafood dish I just absolutely loved.

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On our way to and from FM, we walked by a store with clothes but also pieces of art…so the spontaneous purchase is now hanging above our couch…

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We finished our stay with a lovely breakfast in the morning — thank you husband man for a lovely birthday weekend. 💛💙❤️

The summary of week #13 in pictures versus words:

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