cartagena · Chile · colombia · expat life · South America · tourist · Travel

The Esmeralda

Our apartment looks out over the bay and one of our favorite pastimes is watching all the different ships and boats that come to visit Cartagena.  This past weekend we had the chance to tour the beautiful Chilean Navy boat, The Esmeralda. She is only visiting Cartagena for a few days, so we hopped over to… Continue reading The Esmeralda

cartagena · Coffee · colombia · food · South America · Travel

The Evolution of Coffee

When I first arrived in Cartagena, I liked coffee.   I enjoyed it to-go while I was doing other things.  Then, I moved to a place that really loves coffee. I've talked about it before, sitting with friends, drinking coffee out of a vintage tea-cup or a big beautiful mug, not rushing on your way… Continue reading The Evolution of Coffee

Bucket List · Caribbean · colombia · expat kids · expat life · South America · tourist · Travel · Vacation

Travel Bucket List

I really like the idea of a bucket list.  I used to do seasonal goals, (summer, winter, etc.) but haven't gotten into the habit here since everything felt so new this past year.   Survival was the goal.   Now that we are back into a familiar routine, we can make some adventure plans. So… Continue reading Travel Bucket List

Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat life · tourist · walking tour

Cartagena Ghost Tour

This may be a little early for Halloween, but I had the chance to take the Ghost Tour in El Centro and couldn't pass it up.   Cartagena at night is a beautifully different experience.  The cooler temps and charm from all the ambient lighting really makes a feast for the eyes. We used Cartagena… Continue reading Cartagena Ghost Tour

Beauty · Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · products

It’s All About the Sun… Screen

I'm pretty pale.  Like it took me 3.5 months of living in the Caribbean to get tan lines.  I have the ability to can get a tan, I just choose to stay pretty clear of it when I have a choice.  We came from a very cloudy climate, so moving to 365 days of sun,… Continue reading It’s All About the Sun… Screen