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Isla de Baru, Colombia

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Crystal blue water, white sand, and Caribbean sun – ours were 2 days of pure vacation on Isla de Baru, off the coast of Cartagena 

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Cartegena, Colombia

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 I’ll start by sharing that it took me half the week to finally start calling this Caribbean city Carta-henna, instead of mispronouncing it as  Carta-henYa.  A UNESCO World Heritage site, Cartagena’s old town is a tourist-friendly spread of colonial Spanish buildings washed in bright colors.  Cafes and shops line the streets, shadowed by balconies and enveloped in sprawling, flowering plants.  The city is a fascinating blend  – somewhere between South American and Caribbean – and the feel and flavor nowhere more wonderful than in the local cuisine.

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Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

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I thought that the end of the Pre-MBA traveling would be the end of posting on the blog, but with so many upcoming trips, I realized I wanted to share the photographs and experiences.  So, voila!  I’m back on the blog.

This past week I went on a yoga/surfing retreat in Nicaragua organized by Columbia Business School’s Healthy Living Club.  After the weeks upon weeks of recruiting for summer internships, the grey NYC winter skies, and the anticipation of upcoming exams — it was the perfect R&R.

I had expected a sophisticated, highly commercialized tourist industry.   What I found was  private guest houses tucked away amongst the vegetation and along unadulterated beaches.  The people, the food, and the weather were the stuff to write home about — the roads and the transportation, not so much, but it was all part of the adventure.

 

Where to Stay:  Maderas Village, steps from the beach, the experience at Maderas Village will want to cancel your ticket home.  Gorgeous eco-friendly bunglows, family-style dinners with excellent local cuisine, and surfing & yoga all on premise.  It’s reason enough to go to Nicaragua

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