Tag: cartagena

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,…

The Logos Hope in Port

It’s no secret, I miss a good book-store.  Maybe it’s the Portlander in me, but browsing all the latest books, sipping coffee and the quiet murmur of people is one of my top 5 favorite things.   Haven’t been able to find that here…

In the Spirit of Trying…

Good news.  We found a barn, with horses, and a riding school and I couldn’t be happier.   As I sat on the outside of the arena, watching my kids take their first lesson, I thought about how many hours my own parents had…

Today, I found my groove.

Today was the first day since arriving back in Cartagena that I felt in sync with everything going on around me.  I feel like I hibernated a bit after we came home, trying to process the transition back. When people ask me about living…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Growing up Expat – The Gains

I wrote about the sacrifices that we make here, but I really wanted to spend these last few weeks before we head home for summer talking about what we have gained. Being Happy with Less – I’m not trying to get philosophical just yet, I…

Saving memories…

It was time for a few new family photos, and what better back drop than the old city.  I try to get a professional session at least once a year, as these are usually some of the only photos I get to join in…

The Waiting Game

Part of our life in Colombia has been learning to be not so “productive” – with all the moving pieces, many of them so far out of my control, I have nothing  better to do than get very good at waiting.  Contrary to what I have…

The Balance – Growing up Expat

I wrote this post a few months after we arrived in Colombia and for some reason, I didn’t post it.  However, it’s interesting to see how far we’ve come and I do feel that it’s still applicable:  I am always in pursuit of the…