Ideas for the future

I am sitting in the former monastery, turned hotel Santa Clara where the classically Hay festival like convergence of friends, writers, general public are all happily bumping into each other as if this diversity of ¬†conversations and people were a…

Beyond the walls of old Cartagena

Beyond the walls of old Cartagena

Yesterday the best event at Hay Cartagena took place, but it wasn’t in the program and it was far beyond the colonial theaters and little plazas of the beautiful old city. Cartagena has two very distinct faces. The charming center,…

First day – Near death experience and Cartagena (abridged)

This is the story for Thursday: 3 days of planes and buses from the Peruvian Andes – bus almost fell off cliff Arrived Cartagena, muggy, Caribbean, one part Havana one part New Orleans with a dash of getting you lost…