June 25, 2018

 Design Show 2018: Colombian Design at its Finest, & a Preview of next week

The sixth annual Feria de Diseño came to Plaza Mayor & Medellin's Convention Center for two days, June 22nd through 24th. This is a quick post for anyone considering a move to Medellin, with the...

June 6, 2018

 Amigos Hiking near San Cristóbal: Fabiola, Mariah, Yo.

Recently, we spent a delightful day visiting friends, and hiking in the Andes. Our dear amiga, Fabiola, on the left above with her dos perros, invited us to her home, a warm & cozy apartamento on the outskirts of M...

April 26, 2018

 El Planetario de Medellin is part of Parque Explora.

Visitors to Medellin arrive with a list of 'must see' items: Parque Arvi, Plaza Botero, El Museo de Antioquia, and various other sites. One that kids of every age ought to explore is Parque Explora, including Medelli...

April 17, 2018

Medellin Colombia in the Valley of Aburrá 

Recently, someone from that country up north asked us about Medellin, what it's like living here, its inhabitants, facilities, transportation, entertainment options, restaurants etc. It occurs to me that I've not devoted a blog...

February 24, 2018

Mi Corazon, Medellin Colombia 2017. Photo by Nora Múnera Fotógrafia. http://www.noramunera.com/biografia.html

In part 1 of this epic blog post I wrote about the technical, medical issues my wife and I confronted during my recent heart attack, the physical, physiological...

February 7, 2018

 Sunrise over Medellin Colombia

Part 2 of my cardiac adventure follows, my contribution to February as heart month. As I mentioned in part 1, some of this may be a bit airey-fairey. Bear with me. My heart attack gave me a lot more than a cardiac history and a colorful c...

February 2, 2018

Here's a view you never want to see

This is a different kind of blog post. It's a heartfelt attempt to share a recent experience that changed my life. On Wednesday January 7th I had a heart attack. I'm doing much better now, but in the weeks since my 'cardiac event' I'v...

December 23, 2017

 Alumbrados means 'Lighting.' 

Paris may be called 'The City of Light,' but Medellin can lay claim to the title City of Christmas Lights. This is the 50th anniversary of the 'Alumbrados de Navideños' here in Medellin, and sponsor EPM, Empresas Publicas de Medellin,...

December 6, 2017

66 million tons of granite, and you can climb to the top!

Looking for an easy, relaxing and sedate afternoon of rock climbing? Look somewhere else. The rock above is called La Piedra de Peñol, the Rock of Peñol, and yes, you can climb it, but no, it's not easy. Making i...

November 27, 2017

 Los Guatapenses han llevado la carga durante muchas años para el resto de Colombia.

The Guatapeños have carried the load for years for the rest of Colombia.

Zócalo means 'plinth' or symbolic carving in espanol. The Zócalo above on a side street in Guatapé shows a local ...

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