Author: phylonthego

EDENTON, NC – Visiting Eleanor

EDENTON, NC – Visiting Eleanor

Edenton, North Carolina has been described by Forbes Magazine as one of the prettiest small towns in the USA. If one could open a travel magazine, have the pages come to life  and then drive through the pages –  this gives  an idea of the perfection of this small town and its living, breathing community […]

EDENTON — THE COTTON MILL CONVERSION

EDENTON — THE COTTON MILL CONVERSION

Re-purposing a 1900s Cotton Mill for the 21st Century, in Edenton, NC How lucky could I be? I had read about the Cotton Mill conversion and asked Eleanor if she would put it on our itinerary when I visited her in Edenton, NC.  Little did I know that she’d ask her realtor, Anne Perry of Sotheby’s, […]

NASHVILLE, TN: Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music

NASHVILLE, TN: Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music

ON  THE   ROAD  AGAIN…………… Whoa, all I want is on the road again, Just can’t wait to get on the road again Going places I’ve never been, Seein’ things I may never see again………. And I can’t wait to get on the road again Ah, “On the Road Again,”  an award-winning song written by Willie […]

EDENTON — THE MILL HOUSE

EDENTON — THE MILL HOUSE

Where was I going to stay when I visited my friendEleanor in Edenton, North Carolina ? Scanning the listings on Air bnb, I was intrigued by one particular description: “Renovated 1900s Mill Village House – moved in 1991, one bedroom, plus sitting room with gas fireplace, efficiency kitchen on 100 Acre Farm, two and a half […]

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

CAPILLO del HOMBRE and FUNDACION GUAYASAMIN. “Don’t leave Quito until you have visited Oswaldo Guayasamin’s Museum and home, ” I was told three weeks into my stay in Quito. How was it that after three weeks, no one else had mentioned Guayasamin and there was no reference to him in the Guidebooks? The Museum and Home Hailing […]

Quito: Casa Gangotena

Quito: Casa Gangotena

QUITO  –  Casa  Gangotena I walked. And walked. And walked some more around the Old Town and each time, I would stumble on something I had not seen before. One day I was on the Plaza San Francisco, an expansive cobblestone square with sweeping views. I was searching for a particular address and looking to […]

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 cultural immersion, and together we did some interesting side trips that gave me a better understanding of these wonderful people […]

LIVING IN EL CANGREJO, PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

LIVING IN EL CANGREJO, PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

Some time ago, my travel blog of four years was hacked and totally destroyed.  Fortunately, one of my friends had  saved all of the blogs on her computer.  I had forgotten writing her this letter and it has been fascinating to re-read  it now.  All these forgotten memories have come flooding back and I am […]