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La Turista 4.0: Cartagena de Indias

It’s been a while since my last post, and I have to confess that the Marquezian prose that has so far been displayed on this blog had come at a cost- a slight case of mental fatigue and writers block. 707 more words

These things happen

“Le robaron.” They robbed him, pressed a pistol to his head. My host-sister tells me. Her mother cries. The men in my house are silent, perhaps because it’s Sunday, or perhaps because of the barrio’s current drama. 189 more words

Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin: Culture, History and Resilience

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been lucky to have some time to travel around Colombia and see the new face of an old country. 2,844 more words


On the hillside lay crooked an artist’s sculptures, not yet fallen nor planted into earth. Cumbia dancers and a bird, unrelaxed in the grass.

Three serene cow heads rest at the center of their pools of blood in a line on the pavement. 112 more words

TBT. Colombia

A year ago, I was on vacation in my beloved Colombia. I was visiting my boyfriend at the time, whom I had met there a year and a half prior. 105 more words


Cartagena: the Gringo within

They say that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to bounce back… Or something like that.

Well, this weekend I finally let my guard down and went full gringo, no holds barred, and in the cold light of day only 48 hours later, the ramifications of my actions are becoming clear to me. 1,249 more words

Frank Andrews

12 Things About My Time In Colombia

6 weeks in Colombia, 2 weeks longer than I expected, has undoubtedly been the highlight of my South American trip so far. I have overcame things, achieved, enjoyed and explored many things in this country, and really could have done more than I did whilst I was here. 465 more words