It is always a pleasure to share my journey with you. We were lucky enough to score Spirit airline miles as part of a promotion and we saved up and went to South America for the 1st time. As a travel agent an old hobby of mine we also scored a 7 day cruise at an unheard of price. Your money travels well in South American 50,000,000 Colombian Pesos equals $17 US. We played and dined like queens and kings for next to nothing.
If you have ever walked down the streets of NYC you will find it similar. Full of life, people heading in all different directions and unlicensed vendors trying to sell you everything. Yes much like being in NYC with a twist they don’t speak a word of English. They will try but it’s their country learn their language right?
We took refresher Spanish online (if anyone needs a good teacher I will pass on her contact info). Between Ira and myself we did okay. I don’t think we suffered with too much of a language barrier once we were acclimated a few days. We speak Spanglish basically. However, we also decided when we got back to continue with our lessons to improve.
We flew to Cartagena,Columbia and stayed in the walled old city for awhile. The next leg of the trip was the cruise we went to Curacao (which is a favorite holiday place for us we have been twice before by plane). Then we went to Bonaire for the first time where Ira went diving. This is more an ecological friendly vacation destination. The next stop was Aruba (AWESOME excursion you’ll see us on the Banana boat and slides so fun) and then to Colon, Panama where we did not venture off the ship as the excursions were 7 hours a piece and we were wiped out! Upon our return to Cartagena we stayed in BocaGrande along the beach and were able to see other parts of Cartagena.
I hope you enjoy this video we try to keep it real.
Where will we head to next well we will have to wait and see but we have ideas.
Everyday is a journey,