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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Sunset over Cartagena, Colombia's thriving Boca Grande (Big Mouth) district. 

The skyscrapers and multimillion dollar residences a testimony to the country's changing finances and emergence from the dark days of the drug wars. The city has been a dangerous one for generations, first as a focus for Spanish trade as they pillaged the Incan empires. Then, later, a mainstay against the brutality of the Caribbean pirates and European gamesmanship. And finally, and most recently, as the poster child for the war against drugs. 

Oh, and a well-known appearance in the 1984 romantic comedy, Romancing the Stone.

A lot yet to do, it's abundantly clear that Cartagena, at least, is loving its new, and safer, prosperity.

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