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Pageant queen entertaining the crowds  
   

Pageant queen entertaining the crowds

Explosions of Colour, Music and Dance everywhere

March 18th 2016
(p2) Our Spanish was slowly progressing, we already knew a few words and phrases that we had boosted in Mexico. But during our 3 weeks in the school here we started to get our head around the grammar, mainly in present tense touching on the confusing past tenses in our last week. Whilst this was really beneficial, in hindsight due to varying levels in the class we wish we would have just booked in ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena

Colombian Flag 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
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20th March 2016

Brilliant Cartagena!
What a perfect place to spend a month learning Spanish and enjoying two grand fiestas (fabulous photos)! Glad to hear the mud baths were worth it (I guess I'll try it). I'd thought the arepa (corn meal and cheese) were going to be a veggies' delight, but I guess one can get tired of them--that vegan meal looked great! So sorry P was ill and also that she had to deal with that angry street seller--sometimes, I've taken the food as prepared and found an appreciative street dog to relieve me of the burger. Regarding the pageants--too bad about the girls getting the implants to appeal to foreigners--sometimes in a poor country, she's the ticket for the whole family getting by, a witness to how deep is the poverty. But for a tourist and many Colombians, it seems such a wonderful country. Glad you could tell the world about this.
20th March 2016

Brilliant Cartagena
It was the perfect place to recharge, try and learn the language while soaking in the country. Yes the poverty must run deep, I can't imagine given this and the turbulent history why everyone was soo happy and welcoming. A testiment to this amazing place. I did try the arepas for the first week but they were a little cheese heavy and so I found it hard to eat too many. Saying that could not eat fish too much after here either. The vegan place was perfect, the food very good (called Los girasoles). Like you, we also seemed to made a few dog friends here feeding them water. They was always so friendly often walking us home.

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