Colombia | Travel

Cartagena

CartagenaSimilar red rompers here and here.

             Hi girls!  I am loving Cartagena, it is lively, colorful & beautiful.  We walk around the old city all day long and stop at museums or tourist places.  However the summer heat here is unbearable!  Very few places have air conditioner and after walking for twenty minutes you start sweating incredibly.  But that’s okay because we are here for a few days so making the most of them.  The food is quite delicious and the people here are so kind.  In my previous post I listed all the restaurants that we have been to.  Today we ate at Crepes & Waffles, I had the “pane cook” which is a bread bowl soup (had not eaten one in years – I love them).  It is a round bread filled with any of their options – I chose mushroom – so yummy.  Thanks for reading, xox.

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Cartagena (1)

Cartagena (1)

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Skirt: Forever 21 // Top: Express // Sunglasses: BCBG // Hat: purchased locally in Cartagena.

Hola from Cartagena, Colombia!  Today I am sharing pictures from Castillo San Felipe (Saint Phillip Castle), and the outfit I am wearing is the only I could due to the extreme heat!!!  We would all be walking around in a bikini if it was possible.  The Straw Hat you see are sold everywhere! to protect from the sun.  I purchased mine right before climbing to the top of the castle.

Places / Things to See:

Walled City of Cartagena

San Felipe Castle

Cathedral San Pedro Claver

Plaza Santo Domingo

Museo del Oro (Gold Museum)

Restaurants (recommended to me by my local friends):

1621 Restaurant

Carmen Restaurant

Don Juan

La Casa de Socorro

Marea by Rausch

Vera (located inside Tcherassi Hotel)

Let’s see, we loved them all, some are quite fancy, like Marea.  Vera, from fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi, was a tad pricey but the food was exquisite!  And if you want to eat the yummiest local food at a non-tourist restaurant, go to La Casa de Socorro – I wanted to go back!  Don Juan has local cuisine also but it is located smack in the middle of the tourist spots.  Overall though, we loved every single one for a different reason.  So so happy to be here!!! 🙂

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Jordan | Camel Ride in Petra! | Travel Diary

Camel Ride, Petra - Jordan

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Camel Ride, Petra - Jordan

Cardigan: Hollister // Flats: Adrienne Vittadini // Shirt: Banana Republic // Sunglasses: BCBG

Today I had my first ever camel ride in Petra – Jordan!  I am in the middle of the dessert!  What a wonderful experience this is!  The picture above was taken as I retured from the camel ride, and before I got off the camel.  The weather that day was desert hot, it was unbearable, but it did not matter, as I was trying to make the most of it!  Glad I had my camera to capture these incredible moments and now be able to share them with you.  My flats are destroyed!  They were super comfortable for walking, but I wore them because I forgot to pack a pair of sneakers. ** Note for anyone planning to visit Petra: Bring Tennis-Shoes!

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PETRA: New 7 Wonders of the World

Things to Do:  (1) Camel Ride, (2) Petra by Night

Petra is an archeological site in Jordan’s desert, dating back to around 300 B.C.  It contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, that is why it is called “Rose City.”  Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, and Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction.  

I highly recommend a camel ride.  I also recommend the Petra by Night tour (after-dark guided excursion), I had not signed up for it, and thirty minutes before the bus was leaving, I was urged to go.  It was an undescribable experience, the entire path that leads you into Petra to the treasury is lit the entire way by luminaries, countless candles around you, and music is being played by different instruments while you sit under the stars.  I am glad I went, and that I ignored the negative reviews online.  The Night Tour is a must if you are on a romantic trip.  Everything lasts about two hours.  Expect to be surrounded by 150-200 people.  We sat all the way at the back, which was great because it allowed us to head back early before the crowd.  ** Wear comfortable shoes… a lot of walking again!

I purchased several necklaces from the young boys that offer to sell you one non-stop.  They have beautiful pieces, and I saw it as a way of collaborating with the locals.

This site is featured in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Arabian Nights, The Mummy Returns, Transformers, as well as many other films.

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Jordan | Arrival to Amman | Travel Diary

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Amman Jordan

Skirt: Charlotte Rousse // Shirt: Cotton-On // Sweater: Hollister // Flats: Ralph Lauren

First day in Amman, JORDAN!

I am beyond excited as it is my first time visiting this country!  I am looking forward to everything!

AMMAN, JORDAN

Things to See or Visit:

  1. Amman Citadel (ancient ruins), amazing panoramic views of the city!
  2. Roman Amphitheater
  3. The Jordan Museum
  4. Tour of Petra
  5. Visit a spice shop (flavorful & colorful visit! countless spices!)

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[This picture was taken in Israel, where we were earlier during the day before we traveled to Jordan.]

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