Colorful Cartagena

Last week, four friends from San Francisco flew into Bogotá, and a few days ago we traveled to beautiful Cartagena: a coastal, colonial city in the north of Colombia.



Past Fulbright reads: Short Walks from Bogotá: Journeys in the New Colombia, by Tom Feiling
I read this book when I first got to Colombia and found it to be a super helpful overview of the country’s history, told in a casual style of writing.
Currently reading: Swing Time, by Zadie Smith
This book is already becoming one of my favorites of all time, and I haven’t even finished it yet.

Let’s Try This Again

I wasn’t ready to come back to Bogotá at all. Maryland was too good to me. I saw my family every day and had two weeks with my long-distance other half. Some days were spent attending a Ravens game, watching the Moscow ballet perform The Nutcracker in Baltimore, going to a jazz concert, and visiting the Smithsonian’s new National Museum…