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September 14, 2017

We shouldn’t have eaten like crazy people before we came to Cartagena. Every meal was excellent and many were better than the restaurants we enjoyed this past year in Sacramento, Chicago and New Orleans. A typical lunch of the day, would set us back $3.50 each for a ch...

September 13, 2017

We were so excited when we saw the banners greet us at the airport. When we passed any television the Pope’s visit to his native South America was being televised. The Pope was on every wall, every church and in every store. It was Pope Mania and we were all in!

The nex...

September 11, 2017

I do...well I used to specialize in planning destination weddings.

I have decided my next business venture when I come out of retirement, will be to plan destination weddings from the US to Cartagena.

September 9, 2017

Did I forget to mention our flight out of New Orleans to Cartagena was only $135! Yes, $135 each on Spirit Airlines.  New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale to Cartagena. 7 hours.

Without a doubt this is one of the nicest flights we have had in years on a new plane with a first...

September 8, 2017

This is a city of art and beauty. The colors are mesmerizing. A vendor peeling and selling fresh fruit can be found on every corner.  The scent in the air from a mixture of fresh flowers and food is intoxicating.  

As we wandered through the historic stre...

September 7, 2017

San Pedro de Claver (Saint Peter Claver) born in 1580 is the patron saint of slaves and human rights. He was a Jesuit Catholic priest from Spain sent to do missionary work in the new world. He preached and conducted his ministry in Cartagena, Colombia, a city with a pa...

September 7, 2017

So much for slow travel. Today we visited all the places the Pope is set to visit on Sunday. We said our prayers and tried to purchase candles for Ol’s mom. Sorry Syl they only sell large candles!

We had an amazing lunch and then went to the new City which has a Mi...

September 6, 2017

They say that “God provides for fools and drunks.” Well I wasn't drinking but it seems that happy coincidences tend to be the norm when traveling. We had just gotten off of the plane and cleared customs in Cartagena. We walked out of the airport and into the hot Colomb...

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