I loved this statue of chess players because of how many real chess players I saw in the streets. I saw more in Bogotá, but Cartagena had it's faire share of crowds on the street which prove to be intently watching a chess game.
Colonial Cartagena December 23rd 2015 The heat, the humidity, the narrow streets, the palm trees and the beach: this is what I was looking forward to, a much needed break from the short days and rain in Seattle.
I'm staying outside the walls of the old city, which is not what I had planned, but it gives me the opportunity to walk along the beach to and from the old city. It's not far and I'm enjoying walking in the ankle-deep, warm ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info