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STRIKING ARCHITECTURE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

STRIKING ARCHITECTURE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

(Originally written 2013. Scroll to the end for the unexpected twist about an American presence in Panama that became rather infamous several years later…) Mention the word “ARCHITECTURE” in Panama City and the response is

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COFFEE TOUR OF JARDIN, COLUMBIA

COFFEE TOUR OF JARDIN, COLUMBIA

MY FRIEND, LUCAS While I was a student at Centro Interactivo de Espanol, I stayed with a family in Envigado (suburb of Medellin). Lucas, who was the Commercial Director of the School, was responsible for my

LETTER FROM PORTLAND OREGON — BARISTA

LETTER FROM PORTLAND OREGON — BARISTA

If it’s historic old warehouses, great street life and a funky, cool atmosphere that attracts you, look no further than the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.  Centrally located and adjacent to downtown, what was once

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

Updated: 7/12/2019 Subsequent to the devastating earthquake that occurred in San Francisco in 1906, the neighborhood South of Market Street was an Industrial wasteland. Run-down warehouses, diverse industries and sweatshops had remained in derelict condition for

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STRIKING ARCHITECTURE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

STRIKING ARCHITECTURE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

(Originally written 2013. Scroll to the end for the unexpected twist about an American presence in Panama that became rather infamous several years later…) Mention the word “ARCHITECTURE” in Panama City and the response is

CUENCA – The Athens of Ecuador

CUENCA – The Athens of Ecuador

History Cuenca is the third largest City in Ecuador, and the second to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other WHS site is the capitol city,  Quito. There is much rivalry as to