Where do I even begin!? My husband and I just came back from a 10 day long adventure starting in Cartagena Colombia. We made our way down to Sapzurro and then across the Panamanian border where we island hopped the San Blas Islands and then finished with two days in Panama City. There’s so much to cover, so I think I’ll break everything up into 2 or 3 blog posts. The second one or two will be more “lifestyle” blogging as we sort of roughed it 6 days in between with little access to proper bathrooms…aka, I wasn’t wearing any makeup and there wasn’t a whole lot of “style” going on. Lol. So why don’t we start with what little style I was able to put together in our first city, Cartagena.
So, forget the stigma you might know about Colombia. Maybe you just watched Narcos, or you mom only remembers the horrible things in the news from the 80s. Quite frankly, it’s just not like that anymore, and it’s safe to travel there. That being said, you still should be a smart traveler and take all the regular precautions you would in other countries. I was lucky enough to have a friend who went there before and highly recommended it. But before you get too excited, know that I’m by no means a travel expert. I’ve never gone backpacking and I only spent a total of 2 days in Cartagena. Just have to put that out there. The main area of the city we explored was called Ciudad Amurallada, also known as the walled city. I think there’s a few other names for it, but saying Ciudad Amurallada to the taxi drivers seemed to get us to the right place every time. It’s a historic part of the city lined with endless mazes of brightly colored alley ways, shops, restaurants, tourists, and street performers. And it seems like everyone is dressed to impress too. I spotted plenty of suspected style bloggers/instagramers taking their own pictures. It’s a style blogger’s paradise and I definitely wish I had more time there!
Travis and I basically just got lost here for the two days exploring the shops and eating at different restaurants. My favorites were first La Cevicheria (6th pic down with the patio seating) and Cuba 1940 (7th pic down with the pool). Ceviche in Cartagena is hands down the best I’ve ever tasted. So fresh!!! So yea, that’s a little about Cartagena so here’s a little about this outfit (gracias Forever21 and Target):
Top: $17.90 Size Small Forever21 – I couldn’t find this original piece online, (even though I just bought it a little over a week ago), so the link is to something similar.
Shorts: $19.90 Size 27 Forever21
Shoes: $19 Target
Earings: $5 ish Forever21 – Again, couldn’t find these online so the link is to a different fringe pair.
Bag: $10 Target – Sorry, no link 😦 Scored this little guy in the clearance section!