Kate Dana

Independent Writer. International Educator.

May 12, 2017
by katedana

The Hidden Beaches and Beautiful Views of Mar Caribe

Arriving in Barranquilla a day before one of several interviews in recent weeks provided a nice evening with friends in the Olaya neighborhood before a much-awaited adventure to nearby Santa Marta. A relatively safe barrio, where mango trees shade the wide streets … Continue reading

November 23, 2016
by katedana

How to Find Non-Existent Change in Historic Santa Cruz de Mompox

In his iconic video for “La Foto de las Dos,” Latin Grammy Award winner Carlos Vives sings his passionate, hit song before a vast building in Mompox de Santa Cruz, a 1995 UNESCO Heritage site, while a heart-pulling couple fall in and out of love in … Continue reading

September 15, 2014
by katedana

Pasar para Palomino

“My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.” – Henry David Thoreau American author and poet (1817 – 1862) TripAdvisor has it’s Traveler’s Choice Awards of Best Beaches. Condé Nast Traveler … Continue reading

April 19, 2014
by katedana

Semana Santa 2014: How to Plan, Then Plan Again

Lately when I am asked how I like living in Barranquilla (Colombia), my response varies. Some days…”It’s hard. The city is hot and the culture is frustrating. I don’t like most of the food, the buses are disorganized, Costeño is like hillbilly Spanish, and most … Continue reading