Tourists and Tourism

Floppy straw hats, beach gear, and sunburns waiting to happen. Must mean vacation time for warmth-seeking tourists.  And even if you are wrapped in scarves, nursing tall cups of overpriced coffee, and longing for a little beach time of your own, I would like to wish you a happy World Tourism Day! Which perhaps doesn’t …

Why Care About Colombia?

Why should someone from the United States (or the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, etc.) care at all about Colombia? Good question. It’s a question that I hope this site and my book try to answer. In short, Colombia is a bustling country of 47 million people, rich in history, culture, music, art, food, and natural …

Exploring Colombia: Getsemaní, Cartagena

Colombia has much to offer visitors. Today, our destination is the historic neighborhood of Getsemaní, in the Caribbean colonial city of Cartagena de las Indias. Cartagena has become a popular tourist destination, but most tourists stay within the ritzy beach-front properties of Bocagrande or limit their wanderings to the winding streets of the small but …