Month: January 2017

Convento de la Popa

Since we first began our decent into Cartagena, I have wondered about the building on top of the only hill in Cartagena.  Turns out, it is the Convento de la Popa, a monastery no longer in use.  So we took an afternoon and checked…

4 Months In…

4 months in feels good.   It feels comfortable and still fresh.  We still have plenty to learn and plenty on our bucket list but we are enjoying just exploring life slowly.  We are making plans with visitors, working on new friendships and getting…

Growing Up Expat: How I Know She’s Going to Be Okay.

I knew that moving my children to a new country would come with its own adjustments and hurdles, but what I underestimated was just how long it would take my toddler to adjust to a new culture.  I feel like I can talk about…

Barranquilla for the Weekend

We took our first road trip a couple of hours north-east and hit Barranquilla for the weekend! Driving up the coast was not what I expected, at times, it almost felt like California.   Not as lush and tropical as I anticipated, but beautiful…

Our Time Away

We just arrived back in Cartagena after a whirlwind tour of the West Coast, but it was everything we hoped for!  Friends, Family, Food and Fun!  We weren’t sure how the kids would respond to going home after only a few short months and…