Colombian Christmas Lights

  Read the English version of this post here: “Christmas in Colombia vs. Christmas in the USA” Después de haber celebrado 24 temporadas de Navidad en casa con mi familia en los Estados Unidos, estoy bastante acostumbrada a las tradiciones, canciones y festividades. Este año todo es nuevo ya que paso las vacaciones en mi […]

San Basilio de Palenque

  Read this post in English here: “5 Amazing Day-trips from Cartagena” Permítanme empezar diciendo esto: Me encanta visitar Cartagena. Claro, hay muchos turistas y unos cuantos de vendedores ambulantes demás ofreciendo souvenirs cuestionables, pero “La Heroica” es un lugar mágico para visitar en cualquier viaje a Colombia. Sin embargo, incluso los fanáticos de García Márquez […]

beer in colombia

  I’ll be honest up front: I’m only visiting my family in England for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been living in Colombia long enough now that even that is long enough to make me miss certain things about my adopted home country. British culture and Colombian culture are vastly different in so many […]


  Last night’s Latin Grammys certainly belonged to Colombia: Colombian artists performed at the ceremony – Bomba Estereo (with Will Smith!), ChocQuibTown, and J. Balvin – and some of these same Colombian artists all took home awards. In fact, Colombia walked away with a total of 8(!) awards at the 2015 Latin Grammys, making them the […]

graffiti getsemani cartagena

  Getsemaní used to be known for very different things: this burgeoning Cartagena neighborhood of music, street-art, food and tourism was once a no-go area, famous for drugs and crime; far from the cultural epicenter of Cartagena that it now represents. With featured pieces about the area on Forbes and the NY Times (among many […]