Is it hot in Cartagena ? Why yes, it is. Riding in here I used my mesh jacket and the Klim pants. The AGATT folks would be proud. But on arrival all that had to come off. Quick change to shorts, flip flops and t shirt. The hostel offered to turn on the room air conditioner but I prefer natural as long as I can stand it. Most construction here is concrete. That allows the use of a lot of tile. And the tile is often cold. I find I can get another degree of cool going barefoot on the tile. Sometimes even flip flops are over dressing. Not sure what to do with the bike. The parking in the city is scarce and the parqueaderos are not abundant or convenient. My bike is out front and I am told someone who works here, who also has a bike, will help me bring it inside the first night. There are around five big steps...no chance of riding it in. I am still in walking mode so I would just as soon leave it there.