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Cartagena: Ángeles Somos

Ángeles Somos is a tradition typically celebrated in Cartagena on November 1st.  Today the children wear all white to school and along with lots of music and singing, they learned how to make the traditional Coastal soup, Sancocho. Here is the recipe via allrecipes.com: Ingredients 2 1/2 quarts water 1 tablespoon salt 1/4 cup chopped… Continue reading Cartagena: Ángeles Somos

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Cartagena City Guide: Vivarium del Caribe

A new Vivarium opened just outside Cartagena last month.  I didn't even know what a Vivarium was.  We had the chance to check it out last weekend. Thanks to Wikipedia:  A vivarium (Latin, literally for "place of life"; plural: vivaria or vivariums) is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for… Continue reading Cartagena City Guide: Vivarium del Caribe

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Magdalena, Colombia – Cayena Beach Villa

I almost don't want to write this post, because we have found our gem and I don't want it to change when I book it for next year. But really, I couldn't wait to write this post, because I want to relive the magic that we had in this beautiful little beach villa.  We set… Continue reading Magdalena, Colombia – Cayena Beach Villa

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Daily Life: Food

I wanted to start a mini-series about different aspects of Daily Life.   When I visit home, I get a lot of questions about what goes on in different aspects of daily life.  I thought I would start with everyone's favorite, food.  I find a lot of misconceptions about the food in Colombia, most people… Continue reading Daily Life: Food

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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

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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

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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