Classic Caribbean: Sun, Sand and Surf, Cartagena, Colombia

By Marina Aagaard, MFT The finest sand without pebbles and shells all over. Sunshine and 31-33 degrees during the day. The warmest, clearest sea water, almost body temperature, feels soft to your skin, and energizing waves. Final day on this great destination. And I ponder. It is not hard to understand that the Caribbean is popular among …

Coral Reef Carribean: Trip to National Park of Islas del Rosario

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Aquarium photo: Henrik Elstrup The seller insists. How about a trip to an exotic island: Relax on the beach and happy hour drinking? No, thank you. On the other hand, a bit of sailing sounds good. So, we book this day trip to Islas del Rosario. Expectations are not that high. And typically my luck: At 8:00 …

Classy Caribbean: Cool Cafe and Cuisine, Cartagena, Colombia

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Café del Mar. Superb lounge and dance music. Ibiza? No, Cartagena, Colombia.  A trendy city with lots of flavor ... Alcohol is unhealthy. That said, I traditionally enjoy a single piña colada when on holiday. The world's most fattening drink. This time it got out of hand and I had three of these fitness-destroyers this week. …

Caribbean Street Art: Murals, Cartagena, Colombia

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Amazing artwork. Big and bold. Crazy and cool colours. Live art in Cartagena It is not strictly necessary to buy tickets for formal attractions in Cartagena. You can just go for a walk in the streets of the Getsemani neighborhood. It's wow. There are also murals and street art scattered around other …

Colorful Caribbean Neighborhood: Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia

By Marina Aagaard, MFT ... The exotic Caribbean encompasses the South America north coast including Cartagena. Cartagena de Indias is a port city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean coastal region and the capital of Bolívar departementos. ...  The city, "Colombia's Jewel", was founded on June 1, 1533. The historians are not sure, but …

Bocagrande Beach: Sunny Cartagena, Colombia

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Bocagrande. A neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia. An L shaped peninsula with large sandy beaches with silky sand and plenty of sea, sky and sun. In addition to the beaches and beach life, Bocagrande is 'hotel town'; home to elegant new hotels, shabby older hotels, big hotels and small hotels. Hiding between the hotels …