|12th Inter-American Microscopy Congress|
Cartagena is an old city situated on the northern coast of South America with access to the Caribbean ocean. The city boasts a large port that has been fought over for centuries. While the city has been controlled by several countries throughout its history including England, France and Spain, today it is part of Colombia. The old city, surrounded by protective walls, has narrow cobblestone streets and a vibrant eclectic charm and numerous small restaurants surrounding a central fortress that has been preserved and open to the public. Numerous small cars and taxis make their way around the streets mixing with the plethora of pedestrians and motorcyclists. The new part of the city has beach front condos and high rises and a modern conference center. The mix of the old and new provides something for everyone.
Busy Display Booth at the Congress
I didn't meet Jane Wilder while I was there, but in addition to my presentation I did manage to walk the walls of the old city and visit the fortress where a portion of the movie was filmed. While I also didn’t find an emerald, as in the movie, my colleagues and I had several adventures in the interior of Colombia, but that is another story….
By, BioTek Instruments