Cartagena is a safe beautiful city but in any foreign location, you have to be careful. On every street, vendors and street people would present their wares in hopes of our purchase. A general practice is to say no gracias all of the time. But this time it was different. A young rapper and his sound man approached us wanting to perform. Of course I said no gracias, but Janine said “do it.” The boys kicked into it and we gave them a few pesos. They asked in broken English where we were from and we told them Los Angeles. They both looked at each other and said in unison Tupac. I said si everyone smiled and went on their way.