As with any large city we venture into, we usual expect traffic to be horrific, people rushing about, and seeing old churches and museums just doesn’t really seem to be our thing anymore. Medellin, well it’s different. A slower pace,happy people
Volunteering Biblioteca Fundacion Arte del Mundo was an exceptional treat for us. Not only did we help with much needed repairs and improvements we made some life long friends.
Everything you know is wrong: Oranges aren’t orange. I was a little baffled, well a lot baffled actually. Shopping for fruit such as oranges, lemons, limes and a few others in the farmers market, grocery stores and even on fruit sellers carts on the street, I thought because of the green color the fruit wasContinue reading “Everything you knew about Oranges is wrong.”
Entering Peru, honestly my first impression was not a good one. Although things went smoothly at the border crossing, seeing the many Venezuelan families with everything they owned, migrating to Peru because of the unrest in their homeland was deeply disturbing to me. Hundreds migrate daily, making the trek from Venezuela to Peru where theyContinue reading “Deserts to snow capped mountains.”
Recoleta cemetery is one of the world’s most extraordinary graveyards, with over 6,400 grandiose mausoleums resembling Gothic chapels, Greek temples, fairytale grottoes and elegant little houses. The exclusive cemetery is the last stop for the country’s most celebrated (and controversial) presidents, intellectuals, army generals and entertainers, and a popular attraction for visitors to Buenos Aires.Continue reading “Buenos Aires’s best Cemetery”
I used to get lost in a sea of cars looking for mine in the parking lot. Not anymore, it’s the yellow one with the spare on the hood. Do you like vintage Land Rovers? Follow the journey. More adventures to come as I explore South America in this vintage beast.
Since arriving here in Colombia, I’ve not eaten anything from a box, a can, or bottle. Well, there was the beer I had, it came out of a can, lol. Viva Colombia for keeping it fresh. The fruits, vegetables and the meats are from local farms just minutes away. Having two growing seasons probably helpsContinue reading “Organic, just the way I like it.”
It was exhausting. Slow, as in having mountain bikes pass you going up hill. Slow, as in going down hill, gearing and lightly braking, having everyone pass you again. Cold, leaving Bogota’s mountains and sweltering hot across the farmlands, then entering the rainforest, before finally arriving two days later on the Caribbean coast, Santa Marta.Continue reading “The Shake down!”
I was excited to go on my own walkabout photoshoot this morning. Just as I left the lodge, this dog, who shall remain anonymous, joined me. This is not the first time, but I always find it interesting how dogs, especially here in Colombia will attach themselves to you. Spot we’ll call him, became myContinue reading “A free “Guide”!”