Tag: South America

DPASO Café & Bakery – an Oasis Coffee Shop in Fontanar Mall

December 2015 Graciela: It looked correct but the question in my mind was would it taste correct. The eclair entered my mouth. The chocolate creme filling contacted my taste buds. Success at last. In 2013 while traveling Singapore I found the best chocolate eclair. Ever since I have been searching for something equivalent in Colombia. […]

Photo of the Week – Black Friday Comes to Colombia, South America

November 2015 Graciela: The above is a composite of photos of the Black Friday sale signs at a local mall. Big deal you say. However if you look closer you will notice that only the words, “Black Friday” are in English. Everything else is in Spanish. These photos were taken at a mall in Colombia, South […]

Book Review – Short Walks From Bogotá: Journeys in the New Colombia

March 2015 Preliminary tests done at the hospital emergency indicated a possible long stay. My wife’s nephew knew what to do and showed up with a batch of new books. He knows my penchant to learn more about Colombia. We have often traveled together to places in the country where his work has taken him. […]

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 […]

Gringo es una palabra ofensiva en Colombia?

“Un destino no es solamente un lugar, es realmente una nueva forms de ver las cosas”….Henry Miller Michael: Estàbamos pagando unas cosas que habìamos comprado en un almacèn de Cajicà, Colombia cuando de pronto oimos una voz en la fila detràs de nosotros que dijo: siempre hay la posibilidad de encontrar un Gringo en Home […]

Is Gringo a derogatory word in Colombia?

February 2015 “Ones destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” …Henry Miller Michael: We paid for our purchases at the store in Cajicá, Colombia. Then a voice boomed from behind us. “You can always find another gringo at Home Center.” The speaker was correct. Those of us from […]