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Memories from Colombia – How Cartagena and other attractions have enchanted me

Some destinations are interesting, some destinations beautiful, some destinations are hip – but only very few destinations enchant you for the rest of your life, and Colombia for me is one of them. 597 more words


Gracious and welcoming, but only if you're rich.

The streets of the old city were narrow but it didn’t feel as if the buildings were looming over us or about to fall on us. 891 more words


Gracious living, then and now.

We took a winding, scenic route to the old city, and the minute we could see in the walls, it was clear that there was no way the bus was going to fit into the streets. 1,105 more words

Photography 101 - Swarm

It’s a swarm! Show us something that overruns your scene, but observe and compose carefully before you click the shutter.


Alhambra - star of moorish Spain

Not everything went according to plan on my recent sailing expedition, with four ports being cancelled out of 16 – so it was with some relief when the Star Clipper slipped safely into the harbour at Motril, Southern Spain. 666 more words

Star Clippers

Into South America: Week 5

When we last left off, I had just arrived for a brief stay in the walled city of Cartagena. I made the most of my day there, walking around the castle, and different parts of the city, after befriending yet another policeman who helped me get my bearings. 3,097 more words

Don't look like a tourist.

I have to admit, I was a little nervous about visiting Cartagena after we received the security warning the night before we docked. The note didn’t say anything we didn’t already know, and the things they suggested should be standard procedure when you’re traveling. 1,046 more words