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Third Culture Kids & Grief

I have been slowly reading this book, in between a few others for the past 6 months.  Before we started this process, I had a million questions, many of them I wrote about here.   Continuing to understand what happens to many Third Culture Kids (TCK) and Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCK) has been very eye-opening… Continue reading Third Culture Kids & Grief

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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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Growing Up Expat: Milestones in Another Culture

Just a few days ago, my oldest lost another front tooth.  It isn't his first and yet, with each baby tooth lost, he looks a little bit older.  I look at this tiny tooth that we are putting under his pillow for the tooth fairy and I can't help but reminisce. I remember the first… Continue reading Growing Up Expat: Milestones in Another Culture

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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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Tuesday Coffee Date: Cafe Stepping Stone

This week we visited the tastiest cafe is the neighborhood of Getsemani.  What makes this place so special, besides the most amazing Cold Brew I have had in Colombia, is that they employ at risk youth in Cartagena. So you can not only order lots of food and drinks, you can feel good about supporting… Continue reading Tuesday Coffee Date: Cafe Stepping Stone

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Tuesday Coffee Date

Our 2nd stop for Tuesday Coffee was in the trendy neighborhood of Getsemani.  Lots of hostels and beautiful street Art, there really isn't a bad photo to be taken. We came across a little hole in the wall spot called Beiyu. We had fancy coffee and my first Colombian Acai bowl!!  I had been searching… Continue reading Tuesday Coffee Date