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TULUM – THE MAGIC of TULUM.

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN TULUM, MEXICO Tulum has a long and interesting history as suggested by the breathtaking nearby Mayan ruins, dating back to the 13th Century.  But skip ahead a few centuries

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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

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part II

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part II

PUERTO MORELOS,“The Jewel  of The Caribbean” Part 2. THE NEW GATED COMMUNITIES I made my accommodation reservation through Air BnB and wanted to be in the old town ……. I did not know I was

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part III

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part III

PUERTO MORELOS,“The Jewel  of The Caribbean”. Part 3. THE PUEBLO One does not read about the Pueblo at Puerto Morelos in the guidebooks — it is totally overlooked. This is where local families live: it

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part I

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part I

PUERTO MORELOS,“The Jewel  of The Caribbean” Part  1. I am in love, Yes, I know you cannot wait to know who the object of my affection is — wait no longer.  It is not a