i was very lucky to ring in my 30th birthday earlier this month in beautiful cartagena.  we stayed at the casablanca b&b in the old walled part of the city, and it was something out of my south american dreams.  open air hallways filled with plush vegetation, white washed walls and furniture, and a semi-outdoor shower in the bedroom.  not pictured is the gorgeous rooftop plunge pool, perfect for taking a breather from the colombian heat.

hotel 1 our room door.  i wish i could enter my apartment through a door like this this…hotel 2 hotel 3 sorry for the mess – i forgot to snap pics before we started unpacking/taking over with our clutter.hotel 4 semi-outdoor shower.hotel 5 hotel 6 hotel 7 walkway to the lobby.hotel 8 the hotel surprised me with a cake to celebrate the day.  such a perfect finishing touch.hotel 9