Galerazamba: Colombia’s pink sea. Another wonder of nature ruined by tourism?

Less than an hour's drive from the bustling streets of Cartagena lies a place so surreal it seems straight out of a García Márquez novel: after driving past kilometres of nothingness, one suddenly stumbles across a bubble-gum pink lake, with people flocking around it like flamingos around a watering hole. Welcome to Galerazamba, a relatively…

Why does it always rain on me? 6 things to do when it rains in Cartagena

One may think that living in Cartagena, situated on the edge of the relentlessly beautiful Caribbean ocean, it's bikinis-and-flip-flops weather every day of the year. And technically, you could do this, if you're not averse to getting a few strange looks every now and again. But Cartagena, like countless other tropical cities and countries, has…

A home far from home: Why Colombia?

This is one of the questions I get asked most, as someone who has chosen to adopt (or be adopted by) another country to call home. To be completely honest, the average length of my answer varies depending on my patience levels, and exactly who is on the receiving end of the question. The answers…