Chocolate Museum – Cartagena

The cocoa museum in Cartagena is a great place to learn all about the history and process of making chocolate.  Although it’s more of a shop of all things cocoa, we stopped in for a visit and scoped out the place to get an idea of the process and to see if it is any…

Castillo de San Filipe de Barajas – Cartagena, Colombia

This impressive battery was the largest in the Americas at its time. Construction began in 1604 and reinforced over the next 200 years with multiple additions to the hill structure this iconic fort was the center of multiple pirate attacks and the point to collect the wealth of treasures from the new world before shipping…

La Cevicheria – Cartagena, Colombia

Opened in 2001 and famously visited by Anthony Bourdain, La Cevicheria has become one of the most popular restaurants in Cartagena. The ceviches are unique and interesting, as expected, and the scene is light, airy and very fresh in this cute, little ceviche cafe. We tried the Peruvian ceviche, Colombian ceviche and a shrimp cocktail…

Monserrate, Colombia

High atop the mountain overlooking the city of Bogota sits the famous cathedral of Montserrat where the faithful make their annual pilgrimage by climbing barefoot, or even on their knees, up to the beautiful cathedral for the daily traditional catholic services. Hiking to the top can be a great way to spend the day, watch…

Bogota, Colombia

Mountains, gold, emeralds, art, architecture, colorful hillside barrios full of Chicha bars and salsa clubs, Bogota is thriving today in this bustling capital city. You feel the altitude as you climb the hillside streets, it sucks your energy but the excitement staves off the exhaustion. People are everywhere, they grind, hustle and bustle to sell…