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Things to do in Cartagena Colombia

August 13, 2015 15 Comments »

things to do in Cartagena

Surprisingly this was my first trip to Colombia; for some reason South America hadn’t demanded my attention yet in my travels. I was eager to leave the cold December in NYC behind to land in hot, steamy Cartagena. The best part –  it was so simple – no super long flight, and no jetlag. Poof! […]

Travel By Senses in Mercado Bazurto Cartagena

August 11, 2015 4 Comments »

Bazurto Cartagena

This is the stuff that is normally kept far away from most American’s eyesight; the carnage that happens before that lovely piece of prime rib or fish fillet ends up behind the glass in the grocery market case. Mercado de Bazurto Cartagena was a serious market, the kind where you get a glimpse into local […]

Colombian Culture Moves You

August 6, 2015 3 Comments »

I was expecting a handshake and I received a powerful, emotional hug – one that in my culture is normally reserved for close family or friends. I quickly learned being hugged with gusto was a normal greeting in in the Perez-Cuesta family home in the suburbs of Cartagena Colombia. Like mother, like daughters – each […]

Week In-stagram Review Cartagena Colombia

December 12, 2014 8 Comments »

Palenquera women Cartagena

Do you feel the beat?  I sure did this last week in Cartagena Colombia!  This was my first trip to Colombia and with a few salsa beats and welcoming hugs it had me won over and wanting more.  I was there working on a project for USTOA and AFAR.  It was a quick 4 days […]