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Me gusta Cartagena

Believe it or not, this is what I have spent most of my evenings doing in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia:
Sitting on a sidewalk with my friend Liz, who makes and sells her jewelry to tourists and locals out for a stroll, while the nightly parade of freaks, street artists, vendors, young people, drunks, hookers, and horse-drawn coaches pass by. 85 more words


Never Before Seen Videos of Secret Service and Prostitutes in Colombia Produced by DHS!

For frequent readers of the blog, you know that I have been trying to get documents as a result of a FOIA requests that were… 291 more words

April 14: La Vitrola

Cartagena de Indias’ oldest operating restaurant, La Vitrola stands on the corner of Calle Baloco and Playa de la artilleria (Artillery Beach). It is said to be the best restaurant in Cartagena, and among the best in Colombia, though I couldn’t tell you as I have never eaten there (reservations till the end of June, strict dress codes, no children allowed, average price of dinner between 40 and 80 dollars) and when I drew this I sat on the ramparts across the street, eating my… 45 more words


10 April: calle Don Sancho

I drew this looking down calle Don Sancho from a tiny spot of shade along the murallas (the stone walls that surround the fortified city) in the midday heat. 358 more words


Rose Goes South • A Little Slice of Paradise 

Playa Blanca is paradise. Except it’s a strange kind of paradise. Imagine a remote Caribbean retreat on an island miles from civilisation…Palm trees, white sand, clear skies, warm crystal waters, coconuts… Are you there yet? 549 more words


Hood Tours Cartagena-Part One

Within a week of touching down in Colombia it was quite clear I had already heeded my mother’s pre-departure warnings. I’d spent an evening in a Cookhouse, been metres away from gunfire and been heavily frisked down by a company of police officers. 1,006 more words