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Hog Island Oyster Company

Hog Island Oyster Company

Serving the freshest, most delicious sustainable seafood in San Francisco The Ferry Building Hog Island Oyster Company is housed in the historic landmark Ferry Building on The Embarcadero, a heavily trafficked street in San Francisco.

DIANA ROSS at the RYMAN in Nashville

DIANA ROSS at the RYMAN in Nashville

Can she really be seventy years young? 70 is the new 35. Or so it seemed, watching Diana Ross perform recently at the Ryman Auditorium.  She still has the glitz and the glamour and moves

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Coffee Tour to Jardin, Colombia

Coffee Tour to Jardin, Colombia

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

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

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

Chaos on the Roads in Panama City, Panama

Chaos on the Roads in Panama City, Panama

Note: This Blog Post was first written on September 24th, 2013.  The website Phylonthego.com was hacked and destroyed.  Fortunately one of my friends had saved the original blogs written at that time and the article

Casa Kimberly, Puerto Vallarta

Casa Kimberly, Puerto Vallarta

The Backstory Going back in time to the tumultuous love affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1960’s. Casa Kimberly built above the historic Old Town of Puerto Vallarta was the love nest