A Year and a Half In…

I felt like I should give a quick update about being a little over 1.5 years into this crazy journey.   What has changed?  What do I know now?  How have my expectations met my reality? We are comfortably into our daily life here, long enough to establish “favorites” but still fresh enough to see […]

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One Important Change.

When we arrived back in Cartagena after summer break, Coffee Tuesdays were born.  Something that had been discussed for a few months came to life and it has made all the difference for me this year. It is one morning set aside every week to explore.   New restaurants, galleries or shops.  A no-guilt couple […]

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High Tea: Cartagena City Guide

I was lucky enough to get invited to my first High Tea.  The beautiful Intercontinental Cartagena is trying out a few new menu options for guests, and we were able to test them out.  What fun to drink tea and eat cake in the middle of the afternoon? This should be a regular thing. If that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Big Island Style

This nomad summer gave us the chance to run off to Hawaii for 5 wonderfully blissful days.  The Big Island of Hawaii was the last of the main islands we had yet to explore and its peaceful vibe and amazing snorkeling lured us right on in.  I mean, just look at that… We stayed at […]

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