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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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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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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

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Isla del Encanto

...and that's just what it was.  Enchanted.  A little sleepy and just what I needed for 36 hours with the girls.  That's right, we slipped away for some beach lounging, drink sipping, nap-taking enjoyment. Just one hour by boat, and you can be sitting pretty just feet from the water.  Fair warning: I am about to… Continue reading Isla del Encanto