I'm thinking about taking a quick trip to Cartagena over Thanksgiving weekend. Have a few questions before I dive into planning:
-I'm a single female traveler in my late 20s with very limited Spanish. Is it safe? (I know, I know, no bling/expensive cameras/4 am drunken stumbling... but is there anything destination-specific I should avoid?)
-I may only have 1 1/2 full days... is it worth it to use one on a day trip to the Rosario Islands? Also I've heard a few boat horror stories - can anyone recommend a good company?
-I'd love to get a taste of the local nightlife scene, but again, solo female traveler... I'm less likely to go dance all night at a club by myself. Are there any particularly good/social spots for meeting people? Will be staying in a hostel but would love to go beyond the backpacker crowd.
Thanks for any help and suggestions!