I was born in Venezuela but because of some political problems at the time, I decided to move to Colombia, my mother’s country, to study medicine. While I was in medical school, I met an Australian backpacker who had sold everything and left his job to spend a year travelling around South America. The last country he visited was Colombia. He said he always knew he was going to meet his wife on that holiday and he met me!

We first met on a dating site on the internet, and arranged to meet at Colombia’s Carnival festival in the Caribbean city of Cartagena. His Spanish was so-so and my English was okay. To be honest, when we said goodbye, I didn’t think we’d talk again, but two days later he… More