Whether the nuns would approve of the convent’s royal transformation is a mystery, but like so many things in Cartagena, the enigmatic past is part of the magic.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Safety first. That is always the rule when heading to a foreign land (although it’s not one that I’ve always heeded). When my plane takes off for Bogotá, the Spanish-speaking elderly lady on my left signs the cross. After we hit the tarmac in Colombia, the young woman to my right does the same.