When Brett and I were people watching inside the campus of Universidad de Cartagena, Juan came to us. He expressed that he wanted to show us around the city center and it took us awhile to understand his genuine and friendly intention.

A law student at the University, he is a native of Cartagena. In fact, he told me he had never visited other places other than Cartagena.

I appreciate that he took up courage and expressed that he wanted to know about us, especially because it had been awhile since I last made an effort to get closer to the lives of local people.