Colombia

Postcard from the streets of Cartagena

Street art is one of those things that can make or break a city for me. A city that encourages good graffiti–or at the very least, recognizes the difference between ugly tagging and talented artwork–is instantly a place that I want to explore. Cities with white-washed walls simply feel sterile, devoid of emotion and expression: […]

December 6, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Cartagena

I’m not sure what I expected of Colombia, but I certainly didn’t expect Cartagena to be so pretty. Facades in shades of cerulean and orange, fuchsia bougainvillea strewn over open windows and patterned tiles. Cobblestone streets and shady plazas, it’s just as beautiful as any romantically colorful city on the Mediterranean. I didn’t expect to, […]

November 15, 2012 Continue reading…

Sailing the San Blas Islands with the Black Dragonfly

It’s hard to find the most appropriate superlative to describe the five  days I spent sailing from Panama City, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia through the San Blas Islands. It was one of the most fantastic weeks of my life: incredibly relaxing, surrounded by beauty and far too much fun. The San Blas Islands is an […]

November 13, 2012 Continue reading…

First impressions of South America

I’m not sure how to define the exact location: I spent a few days in Panama City in Central America, sailed through the San Blas Islands in the Caribbean and then ended up in Cartagena in South America for a couple of nights. For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to refer to the whole […]

November 5, 2012 Continue reading…