You're not afraid of commitment. We love that. September might seem far away, but we promise it won't be too long, and in the meantime here's a little something to thank you, to help brush up your Spanish, and to get you in the Cartagena mood. 

Un poquito de español

You don't need to know Spanish (at all), but if you wanna pick up some phrases, practice these this month!
Where?            Dónde?
How?               Cómo?
Who?               Quién?
What?              Qué? 
How much?      Cuánto? 
Why?               Por qué

Hello                           Hola
How are you?            Como está (s) 
Very well                     Muy bien
Well                            Bien
Not so well                 No muy bien
What is your name?   Cómo se (te) llama (s) 
My name is                Me llamo… 
How old are you?     Cuántos años tiene (s) 
Thank you                  Gracias


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There will be dancing. 

Latin culture is rooted in movement, dancing, and music. Here are a few songs you might encounter on your trip.

The classic: "Gasolina" by Daddy Yankee.
The whole world knows this song, yes. But it's a classic nonetheless! Once you hear that engine rev up, you know the party is at it's peak. 

The current fav: "X" by Nicky Jam and J Balvin.
These guys are dominating right now, and this song is literally everywhere. Will Smith is a major fan (of Cartagena AND this song) 

The one to salsa to: "La Rebelión" by Joe Arroyo. 
This is one of the most famous salsa songs of all time, by a native of Cartagena too!
The song is not only perfect for dancing, it is also a piece of history. It tells the story of an African couple brought by Spanish slave traders to America and how they rebelled against them, leading to freedom. 

Did you know...

Colombia is the world's second richest country in biodiversity- National Geographic once stated that “if earth’s biodiversity were a country, it could be called Colombia."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel-prize winning author and creator of magical realism, is from Colombia and lived in Cartagena for some time. “Love in the Time of Cholera,” regarded by critics as one of the 20th century’s great love stories in literature, was set in Cartagena.

Fernando Botero, the most recognized living artist from Latin America, is from Medellin, Colombia. His signature style, "Boterismo" is incredibly unique and can be found in museums and cities all over the world. We'll see one of his sculptures in Cartagena!





See you in September!