Tag: Cajicá

Photo of the Week – Little Girl / Big Dog

September 2016 – There is just something cute about little girls playing with large dogs. The animals seem to know the gentleness of the child and respond in kind. This is Valentina, the 5 year-old daughter of our housekeeper, playing with our dog, Corzo. Despite the dog’s well-earned reputation of aggressive protection of the property Valentina […]

The Dahlia Imperialis is Colombia’s 20 Foot Flower

July 2016 We believe the best way to present this unique and interesting flower is in the video below.

2016 – Our Favorite Coffee Shops in Chia/Cajica Display Different Specialties

June 2016 To be a great coffee shop takes more than just good coffee. There must be service, ambiance and accompaniments. The shop must demonstrate consistency in those areas as well as an attitude of continual improvement in meeting the needs of the customer. Previously we covered our favorite coffee shops in Bogotá. Readers may […]

Photo of the week – Chinche bug

Graciela: This bug caught my eye while outside the house. It looks like someone painted it. Michael: Neither my wife nor I knew what kind it is. I put a photo on Facebook asking for help in identification. A relative sent me an Email with a link. It is called a Chinche del Colores. They […]

Colombian Picada at a No-Name Restaurant

By Michael March 2016 The above photo is the lunch my wife and I had on Sunday. Here in Colombia they call it a picada. Basically a little bit of everything and everyone picks what they want to eat. The dish shown contains platano, papa criolla (special potato grown only in Colombia), arepa, chicharrón, longaniza […]

DPASO Cafè y Bakery – un Oasis de Coffee Shop en el Centro Comercial Fontanar

enero 2016 Graciela: Todo lucia perfecto pero la pregunta en mi mente cuando vi que ofrecian eclairs fue “serà su sabor perfecto tambièn?” mi boca se saboreò. La crema de chocolate adentro en contacto con mi paladar, fue totalmente exitoso. En el 2013 mientras estaba en Singapur, encontrè el mejor eclair de chocolate. Desde ese […]

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 […]

Coffee Shops of Centro Chia – Breads to Eclairs & Cheesecakes

October 2015 You find yourself in one of those situations where you know that you want a coffee, but that tasty treat to accompany it sits as an unknown on your taste buds. Our solution is usually to go to the Centro Chia mall. They have eight coffee shops each offering something different. There is […]

Photo of the Week – Fish Balloon

October 2015 Michael:   I often find Colombians very innovative. From our car we could see decorations in the front area of one of or favorite coffee shops, Cafe Kerub. Once inside the construction of the fish revealed itself. Balloons with construction paper eyes, tail and fins taped on look very cute. The owner told […]

We Review the New Centro Comercial Fontanar in Chia

For our updated review click here October 2015 Michael: For over two years the large 134,000 square meter building with over 56,000 square meters of rental space rose slowly from the ground. Inside over 150 retail outlets moved merchandise in. Just down from the place and on the same side of the Autopista is Centro […]

Café Kerub – Best Way to Build a Coffee Shop is From the Ground up

August 2015 Michael: Great coffee, friendly service, tasty accompaniments, enjoyable atmosphere. It does not come by accident, but with thought and planning. In the outskirts of Cajicá on a street between the Autopista and Antigua via Chia, my wife and I watched a building go up over the course of several months. Located very near the Colegio […]

Café Kerub – La mejor manera de construir un Coffee shop de cero

Agosto 2015 Michael: Un excelente cafè, un servicio amigable, deliciosos acompañamientos y una atmòsfera agradable, son cosas que no se dan por accidente. Lo anterior se logra pensando y planeando detenidamente. En los alrededores de Cajicà, tomando la antigua via Chia – Cajicà, mi esposa y yo durante varios meses vimos còmo crecia una construcciòn […]

The Moment to Leave Bogotá Arrived

February 2015 Michael: It almost sounds strange even to me. We decided to exit from the city we write about. It is where we have our connections to friends, museums, theaters, events, restaurants and coffee shops. It is in this city that we enjoy the advantage of doing such things as jumping on a bus […]