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...

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...

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