I’m sure it comes as no surprise to my usual readers that I am a color fanatic. I root it out no matter where I am, though usually I’m drawn to places that wear it right on the surface. As part of the Capture the Colour competition with Travel Supermarket, I have selected five photographs from my travels to represent five particular colors: blue, green, yellow, white, and red. Enjoy the photos and wish me luck! Blue: Jerusalem, Israel: This […]
Not long ago I introduced you all to one of the most charming parts of Cartagena. That was in the daytime. But at night, it’s another creature entirely. Here is glimpse of a Thursday night out in Getsemaní.
This week marks my one-year anniversary of leaving the corporate world. Since then, I’ve traveled a lot, learned a new language, and spent a good deal of time volunteering. Here are a few of the things I’ve learned as a volunteer. 1. What’s easy for you may be difficult or impossible for others. And vice versa. One of my placements in Yaroslavl, Russia was at a school for mentally disabled children. Some of them could not complete the craft projects […]
One of my favorite areas of Cartagena is the Getsemaní neighborhood. My favorite spot in that neighborhood is a quiet one-way street that leads away from the friendly prostitutes of Calle Media Luna toward Plaza de la Trinidad… and happens to smell distinctly of urine. When I lived in Cartagena this past winter, I walked from a residential neighborhood at the foot of Castle San Felipe through Getsemaní every day to reach the language school where I was studying Spanish. […]
Yes, the 2012 Olympics in London have begun, with much fanfare and a Mr. Bean appearance. But more importantly (because I don’t have a TV), so have Las Olimpiadas de Cartagenito! The athletes, having trained long and hard, were eager to begin the competitions. They listened attentively to their coaches and stretched their muscles in anticipation of the great feats of athleticism they were about to undertake. Behind the scenes, official Olympic artists worked feverishly to complete the Olympics-themed flags […]