Photo of the day: Steamy Cartagena
This heat wave in LA reminds me of the last time I was this hot… one year ago, in Cartagena, Colombia. It was here I learned the true value of the siesta: a physical necessity in order to get through a steamy tropical day; a chance to recharge for the evening, for salsa dancing and mojito drinking and ceviche snacking.
Cartagena is like walking through the set of a pirate movie, except you get to taste and smell and dance and laugh and experience it all first hand. I highly recommend visiting Cartagena. I highly recommend NOT going in the summer, unless you love humid, heavy, tropical heat. I never figured out how the locals could stand wearing jeans in that weather, while I was melting in a lightweight skirt and tank top. It’s the only place where I’ve gone swimming and wished the ocean were cooler.