Living this slightly nomadic lifestyle has brought about such great excitement and adventure but also a few questions for me that I hadn't previously thought about. Because of the nature of our foreign post, we are limited in the time we can stay abroad and thus, we are constantly discussing our next steps, otherwise know… Continue reading Are We Addicted to the Fresh Start?
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… Continue reading One Important Change.
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 a real consistent way. Especially books in English. Until… Continue reading The Logos Hope in Port
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 in Colombia, I often talk about the quality of life you… Continue reading Today, I found my groove.
There is no shortage of holiday spirit in Cartagena. They are getting ready for Christmas long before Halloween and it only ramps us the closer you get. Lights, trees, so many decorations, it's really a festive place to be. We watched the parade and lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Bay of Bocagrande… Continue reading The Caribbean Christmas Spirit
With family visiting, we got the change to revisit some of our favorite places in Cartagena. The list is getting longer and it's so fun to show off some of the special places we love..... Here is a photo recap of our past week in no particular order: From Thanksgiving to lazy island beach… Continue reading Playing the Tourist
This isn't a guilt trip, it's a welcome mat. We are currently very thankful to have family in town and what a difference it makes in how you feel about being away from "home" during the holidays. Being able to share your new adventures is a therapeutic experience. Showing people where you shop, the new… Continue reading The Importance of Visitors