Author: phylonthego

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 was recently re-constructed. The momentum of the economy in Panama has slowed very little and the country continues to advance. […]

Degas in New Orleans

Degas in New Orleans

Edgar Degas, Impressionist Painter, Lived and Painted in New Orleans Part 1. This story is legend in New Orleans, told over and over again, but not much known outside of the Crescent City. How is this possible?  Young Degas & the New Orleans Connection Degas came from a large family: the Mussons. The French Creole […]

Music Row, Nashville, TN

Music Row, Nashville, TN

Nashville is “Music City USA.” It is also known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World.” This is where music is written, recorded and performed, every single day. Music Row is where it all begins, with a composition, a songwriter and a recording studio. “Be at the Farmers’ Market by 1.45 PM, and look for […]

The Miracle of Nature as Fall comes to Marin County

The Miracle of Nature as Fall comes to Marin County

What a year for dramatic fall colors in Marin County!! Was it only my friend Mila and I who noticed the leaves changing color this fall? We saw spectacular colored leaf displays as the aspens, cypress and especially the maple trees growing on  the sidewalks.The neighborhood gardens demanded our attention with brilliant displays of color. […]

Cioppino, San Francisco’s Inimitable Fish Stew at the Iconic Tadich Grill

Cioppino, San Francisco’s Inimitable Fish Stew at the Iconic Tadich Grill

CIOPPINO. What is Cioppino?  It is a rustic, tomato based, intensely flavorful fish stew synonymous with San Francisco, where it is said to have originated in the mid 1800’s at the time of the California Gold Rush. The North Beach immigrant community of Italian Fishermen, on returning from their fishing expeditions, would use whatever was […]

A perfect holiday destination – THE ALGARVE, PORTUGAL.

A perfect holiday destination – THE ALGARVE, PORTUGAL.

The Algrave The Algarve is the  Southwestern tip of Europe surrounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Europe by the Spanish Border.  It has 100 miles of coastline,  soaring cliffs, golden beaches with pounding surf or gentle waves and endless sunshine.  It is a mix of whitewashed villages, Medieval Castle Towns, […]

CHEMAINUS, CANADA – Back to Life!

CHEMAINUS, Vancouver Island, Canada, was a dying Canadian Town. Then it was resuscitated through its art program. Ruth asked if I would like to visit Chemainus – like I knew what Chemainus was!!  So I said: “Let’s go!” The Ferry Next morning, we were in line for the ferry that would take us and the […]

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 of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton after they had fallen in love and carried on a torrid love affair in […]

Merida Coqui Coqui

Merida Coqui Coqui

The City of  MERIDA in the YUCATAN  PENINSULA, is one of the most picturesque cities in Mexico. History Merida, the Yucatan Capital as well as the largest city of the Yucatan Peninsula is in the heart of the Yucatan. Located in the North Western corner, two hundred miles West of Cancun. The two Cities could […]