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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

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A Quick Cultural Guide for Expats

On our first visit to Colombia we spent time in Cartagena. Specifically, we wanted to experience the famous Walled City of Cartagena, with its pirates, rum, treasures, variety of people and great food.

We were not disappointed!

We plan a return visit, and as we gather more stories, you'll see them here.

Enjoy your taste of Colombia!

Map showing the location of Cartagena, Colombia

Map showing the location of Cartagena, Colombia


An Overview of the Walled City of Cartagena

Walking around Cartagena, Colombia

The Caribbean Colors of Cartagena, Colombia

Hotel El Viajero No. 2, Cartagena, Colombia

The Fortified Wall of Cartagena, Colombia

Inside the Walled City of Cartagena, Cafe del Mar rooftop bar, Colombia

Inside the Walled City of Cartagena, Cafe del Mar rooftop bar

La Pepita Burger Bar, Cartagena, Colombia

PandeBono Cafe, Cartagena, Colombia

Alqumico Rooftop Bar,  Cartagena, Colombia

Cafe del Mar Rooftop Bar on the Fortified Wall - Cartagena, Colombia

Hotel Movich Cartagena de Indias Rooftop Bar, Colombia

The KGB Russian Bar, Cartagena, Colombia

Our Lunch at Exquisite Hotel Movich Cartagena de Indias

La Jugada Club House - Rooftop Bar, Cartagena, Colombia

La Estrella Restaurant Bar, Cartagena, Colombia

Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Mirador Gastro Rooftop Bar

Best Rooftop Bars in Cartagena, Colombia



Cartagena, Colombia - Our First Look!

Cartagena, Colombia from Inside the Wall out to the Caribbean Sea

Meet Eddie the Hat Vendor in the Walled City of Cartagena, Colombia

Eating at The Star Restaurant, Cartagena, Colombia

Fresh Mandarin Orange Juice Vendor on the Streets of Cartagena, Colombia





Ladies in White Dancing in the Plaza, Cartagena, Colombia

On Top of the Ancient Dungeon of Walled City Cartagena, Colombia

Coffee Shop La Esquina del Pan de Bono, Cartagena, Colombia

A GREAT Rooftop Bar in Cartagena, Colombia - Cafe del Mar

The Hotel Movich Rooftop Bar in Cartagena, Columbia

The Cartagena Waterfront, Colombia

The Coffee "Crook" in Cartagena, Colombia

Botero's Curvy Lady of Cartagena, Santo Domingo Plaza, Colombia

Botero's Curvy Lady of Cartagena, Santo Domingo Plaza

The Alquimico Rooftop Bar, Cartagena, Colombia

ROCKIN' at Cafe del Mar, Sunset, Cartagena, Colombia

The View from Cartagena's Historic Wall, Colombia

Viewing Colonial Buildings from the Fortified Wall of Cartagena, Colombia

Billy Loses His Hat! Walking on the Fortified Wall, Cartagena, Colombia

We Found Carmen Miranda in Cartagena, Colombia!

About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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