Barranquilla Carnaval, 2nd Time Around

It’s not everywhere in the world where months of raucous, citywide, business-paralyzing parties are not only permitted, but heavily encouraged. As the home of the second biggest Carnaval in the…

For the love of…meat?

I have a confession to make. I feel I have to make it before the holidays, since I’ll be home with my beloved family and friends who should probably know…

Coffee fun for everyone

Even if you don’t drink coffee, Colombia’s Coffee Triangle is a magical place to visit. I hesitate to write this. If I do, you might race and get your plane…

How to Ride a Bus, Barranquilla-Style

Riding a city bus in Barranquilla, Colombia is not quite the same as in the States. In fact, you could say the differences between the two could bowl you over…literally….