Category: Shopping

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 […]

Our Recent Trip From Colombia to the USA Revealed Much About the Two Countries

September 2015 Michael: Attitude shifts, coffee differences, diet changes and more came to light. It has been a few years since we visited The United States. After our ten days of experiences and talking with relatives, friends and people everywhere my wife and I discussed the changes we noticed. Colombia is seen differently now Graciela: […]

Boots ‘N Bags

Colombian business that pays attention to design and quality to make unique purses. Michael: I am an aficionado of design. An item into which much thought has been put for functionality excites me. In some of the classes I teach for English I have my conversational students design a better purse. Consequently my first encounter […]

Unique Marketing Method in Bogotá

Michael:  Though I have been in Colombia for eight years it feels that I learn something new daily. It happened, It is just something that almost defies logic. However the passenger side mirror on our car got knocked off. As a gringo, this is a situation that in my mind is just an accident looking […]

Pandora – a Place to Shop in Bogotá

February 2016 Update:  Since this writing was first done in 2013 the company has changed from selling  leather items to a beauty supply place. It is sadening to see. Another great place to purchase quality Colombian made leather purses is at Boots ‘N Bags. This place is worth checking out for quality leather purses. Michael:  Pandora […]

Even Gringos Look Elegant in a Guayabera

It’s cool, elegant, worn by many famous people and perfect for hot Michigan summers. Originally published in the Clawson Patch newspaper May 2013. Michael: Of course we are talking about the guayabera shirt. I just added two more to my collection in getting ready for our trip to Singapore. Before my wife occupies her part […]