Colombia’s new national aviary — it’s for the birds!

Carriqui violaceo (violaceous jay) hanging out on her backpack!

See the carriqui violaceo (violaceous jay) hanging out on her backpack?

Colombia has a new national aviary, and lucky for us it’s located right near Cartagena! According to a recent article, the Avario Nacional de Colombia/ Colombian National Aviary is a 6 acre site housing 2000 birds comprising of 140 different species. Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose!

Pack for a Purpose for La Vecina in Cartagena, ColombiaWe love being a part of Pack for a Purpose and helping local community organization Fundación La Vecina. Via a friend who works for Scholastic, we had a nice donation of kids books, stickers, magnetic letters, & other fun things for the classroom — it was great to be able to bring those to La Vecina this week! Continue reading

Get your luggage & umbrellas fixed here!

Got a suitcase in need of repair? Is your umbrella all bent out of shape? Get them fixed here!

Head to the Matuna section of town (basically between Centro/San Diego & Getsemaní) and check out where the Davivienda Bank ATM is on Calle Palmera (see “Cajero Davivienda” marked with a yellow star on map below; the Calle de la Moneda apartments are represented by the red marker). Continue reading