Now that the Secret Service agents fired for that whole Colombian prostitution scandal are fighting their terminations, we're learning a lot more about how and where they party. Or at least how and where they did on the fateful night of April 11, before waking up April 12 with what we're guessing were the worst hangovers one could imagine -- less from any alcohol than from the sting of an international incident that now has Secret Service head Mark Sullivan testifying before a Senate committee about wide-ranging new allegations of misconduct. It's like The Hangover times 1,000.
Do you want to party like a Secret Service agent in Cartagena? We have a guide for you:
Where to Crash
There's only one option: The Hotel Caribe. This is where the Secret Service stayed and it's where one agent, Arthur Huntington, reportedly got into an early-morning argument with Dania Suarez, the prostitute he allgedly refused to pay, which started the whole scandal. Try to get room 707, where Huntington stayed. And then take a page from the agents' playbook and tear that hotel up.
According to The Washington Post's Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura, "the manager ... was infuriated by the noise the agents made at the hotel bar and the inconvenience they caused other guests. Outside the Hotel Caribe, Secret Service officers had repeatedly allowed their bomb-sniffing Belgian Malinois shepherds to defecate on the lone grassy patch along the hotel’s beachfront property — directly in front of the hotel manager’s apartment." But don't expect luxury. Jaunted's Amanda Pressner gave Hotel Chatter an extended review of the place, concluding that it "looks grand but really isn't." But you can take a YouTube tour yourself and see what you think: