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Colombia's Caribbean Coast

I can’t believe we have finally arrived in South America! My heart filled with joy as we landed in Cartagena’s airport, knowing that we had concluded our Central American route—after almost 2 years—and were a little closer to Brazil. 817 more words


Cartagena — The People and Neighborhoods

I loved the old city area that Paulina showed us. It was evident that many people live a simpler and slower life here. People still fish from simple boats, homes are shared by multiple generations in many neighborhoods. 110 more words

Lorretta's Blog

Esperamos "we wait"

Norma finally arrived on Thursday October 17th at 10:00pm. The process for unloading a vehicle involves many many many steps and considering our Spanish is basic at best – we hired Ana Rodriguez (a customs agent) in Cartagena to help us with the process. 1,639 more words


Cartagena - Welcome to South America

Overall Destination Rating: 78%

Argument Density: Low (heavy fatigue = no quick comebacks)

Cartagena was always going to have a big job – not only did it need to welcome us off a 24 hour travel day (3 flights, all bumpy, I don’t want to talk about it), it also served as our first impression of South America. 935 more words


Cartagena, Colombia

After a short stop in Tayrona park we arrived to our last destination in Colombia, Cartagena. Even though we arrived quite late, it was easy to notice how different the city was from other Colombian destinations we have seen. 1,026 more words


Colombia Trip Summary

When I was planning this trip I began to see similarities in some characteristics with cities in Mexico where I’ve lived or visited, especially in altitude and climate. 935 more words

Travel Blog

Cartagena de Indias

Before arriving in Cartagena I had read that it was a photographers dream. It did not disappoint. The city is spectacular. Of course this is balanced by the fact that it is a hugely popular tourist destination and, as such, comes with the truly endless supply of hawkers and vendors trying to sell you stuff. 406 more words