April 14, 2019

 Holy Week/Palm Sunday procession, Medellin Colombia: 4/14/2019

Holy week, and Easter itself are a major part of the religious calendar in heavily Catholic Colombia. Friends invited us to go downtown Medellin to see the Palm Sunday procession, and to visit that section...

April 2, 2019

MORNING ON ISLA SAN ANDRÉS

We'd been wanting to see the islands of San Andrés & Providencia since we moved to Colombia. Recently we booked a flight, took a few days, and zipped off to see what all the excitement was about. The islands have an interesting history: They'r...

February 21, 2019

 A symbol of anguish in the heart of Medellin

Photo painted on The Monaco, east face

Tomorrow, February 22nd 2019, marks a major milestone in this city. At 11 AM a symbol of violence, division, evil, greed, avarice, & overarching ambition will be blown up. A building tha...

January 12, 2019

Street Art, El Poblado 

One of the first things we noticed about Medellin is how friendly and helpful the people seemed to be. More than once we gawp-eyed gringos would be wandering loose, in utter confusion about either directions, prices, distances, meanings, signage,...

January 3, 2019

 Rainshowers soak the surrounding Andes: 9 PM, 12/31/2018, Finca La Aguada

We spent New Years Eve 2018 at a friend's finca, called La Aguada, meaning (basically) watering hole.

 Finca La Aguada is 50 km (31 miles) south of Medellin, by the red star

Finca La Aguada h...

December 26, 2018

 Medellin Colombia: City of Eternal Spring, and our home for two years

(Disclaimer: Don’t believe any of this. In other words, when seeking advice and guidance as an expat, keep your own counsel, or pay for expert advice. What follows is based on our experience, and may...

December 18, 2018

Alumbrados Navideños 2018 are on display. Medellin's holiday lights are famous around the world, and for good reason. Here a few reasons why:

  • 26 million lights

  • 35 thousand hand-woven figures

  • 11 tons of 'metallic paper'

  • 4 million viewers total

  • 90...

July 23, 2018

 Pullmantur Cruise Lines' 'Monarch' berthed at Curacaó.

For my recent 70th birthday, my sweet spouse arranged a Caribbean Cruise for us, a 7 day Island Hopping venture that took us from Cartagena Colombia to four ports: The 3 ABC Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacaó, And th...

July 16, 2018

                      Colombian history started here                               The Old & The New in Cartagena

The first things visitors to Ca...

July 6, 2018

 Taxi stand near Primero Parque Laureles

There are 26,000 taxis in Medellin Colombia. That's one taxi for every 135 members of the population. Here are some numbers to accompany that: More than 60,000 taxistas, or taxi drivers work in Medellin because, unless it's down...

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