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Gotcha!! — The Historic Town of Quito, Ecuador

Gotcha!! — The Historic Town of Quito, Ecuador

I could not wait to visit Quito, having read about the Historic Old Town with its colorful restored buildings… … and beautiful, almost medieval churches. In doing my research, there was mention that petty crime

The Magic of Tulum on the Mexican Caribbean

The Magic of Tulum on the Mexican Caribbean

Could this be Paradise? The Tulum landscape is a jungle of dense tropical foliage, a blend of many greens: tangled hanging vines, twisted mangrove tree branches, more exotic palm trees than it is possible to

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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

Posts from South America

Gotcha!! — The Historic Town of Quito, Ecuador

Gotcha!! — The Historic Town of Quito, Ecuador

I could not wait to visit Quito, having read about the Historic Old Town with its colorful restored buildings… … and beautiful, almost medieval churches. In doing my research, there was mention that petty crime

The Magic of Tulum on the Mexican Caribbean

The Magic of Tulum on the Mexican Caribbean

Could this be Paradise? The Tulum landscape is a jungle of dense tropical foliage, a blend of many greens: tangled hanging vines, twisted mangrove tree branches, more exotic palm trees than it is possible to