Embraced by Cartagena

By valerie on

Cartegena welcomed us with open arms on the eve of Immaculate Conception (a national holiday in Colombia celebrated on the 8th of December).  The fiesta happens the night before the holiday when candles are lit and families gather (apparently to drink). From the moment we arrived, the old colonial city pulled us in.  While we

Escape from Caracas

By Tim on

Caracas, Venezuela,  6 million people and drowning (already 30 deaths due to flooding).  Lucky for us we missed the worst of it.  Hard to complain about when all we lost was a few hours of sleep due to the high winds that kept us from landing in Caracas.  We touched down on the tiny Caribbean