Category: Museums, Sites, Attractions

Centro Comercial Fontanar in Chia Revisited – Spectacular or not?

January 2016 Graciela: “Spectacular,” the woman said. The answer came to our question of her thoughts about the new Centro Comercial Fontanar in Chia, Colombia. On weekends, especially during the Christmas season, the place attracts large crowds. Michael: My wife and I showed up on opening day of the mall in October 2015. We based […]

Candelaria – Where Bogotá Preserves the Past to Benefit the Future

Magnificent architecture, cute cafes, Bohemian ambiance, artisan shops and cultural significance is part of what defines Bogotá’s historical area.   Originally published in the Clawson Patch newspaper May 2013. Michael: Historical enchantment describes the Candelaria district of Bogotá. In the 1600’s and 1700’s the wealthy built large homes in the Spanish style of the time. […]