22 Jun10 How to Sleep in Hammocks

Posted in Activity, Food, Nature from Playa Blanca, Colombia by

After a few days of sweltering heat in Cartagena, we were ready for a taste of the Caribbean. Though Cartagena has beaches, those craving palm trees, rum-filled coconuts and white sand head to Playa Blanca. We boarded a ferry that took us through the busy harbour. As we left shore, we were surrounded by magnificent […] (Read More)

18 Jun10 Dreams of Cartagena

Posted in Activity, Culture, Dance, Food, Landmarks, Nightlife from Cartagena, Colombia by Calina

Dan and I have been back in Canada for just over two weeks. Being back has been a hefty adjustment. We’ve gone from being within kissing distance to being divided by a 1 and a half hour commute. We’ve gone from being as free as birds to being saddled with jobs, parental rules and societal […] (Read More)

01 Jun10 Eternal Spring in Medellín

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The city of Medellín (Meh-deh-jeene) is known as the city of eternal spring, an occasionally misunderstood expression that has led more than one tourist to ask where this “unrelenting fountain” is located. Of course, the slogan actually refers to the consistently beautiful weather the city enjoys year-round: blue skies, bright sun, and a light breeze […] (Read More)