Category: South/Central America

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 […]

Casa Malca, a Boutique Hotel in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Casa Malca, a Boutique Hotel in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Visiting CASA MALCA in Tulum on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Webster Dictionary describes the word “Magic” as “The art of producing illusions by sleight of hand, mesmerized, dazzled, in a state of awe.”  No words can adequately describe Casa Malca, set in the tangled Caribbean jungle of the Riviera Maya. This is a spectacular setting for […]

Habitas – Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Habitas – Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Habitas is an original concept for a beach-side hotel in Tulum, Mexico. If you go, expect the unexpected and leave your preconceived ideas at home. This is the new luxury experience. Getting There. Another mysterious gate along the narrow road that leads through the jungle to the ocean – who knows what lies behind? The […]

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 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 my cultural immersion. We did some interesting side trips that gave me a better understanding of these wonderful people. While […]