A Little Dance Interlude

2015.Nov.19 Thursday
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Just a little break from food and wine with some videos from one of Henry’s recent dance performances. It was a concert by Antonio Escalante, an amazingly talented Peruvian singer, with an evening of classic Peruvian songs in homage to his well known, and now retired, professor, Augusto Polo Campos, who is considered one of […]

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Festivals of the Boot

2015.Oct.08 Thursday
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I was sure when I posted a week or so ago about the various gastronomy festivals sponsored by the city in the “BA Celebra…X” series, that the huge multi-ethnic Festival de las Colectividades was the culmination of them all. I was wrong. Another two this past weekend – Croatia & Italy. The first, a mere […]

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The Season of Food (Festivals)

2015.Sep.28 Monday
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I’ve never figured out why, but all of the 2-3 dozen ethnic food festivals here in BA seem to take place over the winter – which to me seems the worst time of the year to have outdoor events. Those are quickly followed on by the big gastronomy festivals, like Bocas Abiertas (this past weekend), […]

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Dining In in Trujillo

2015.Aug.27 Thursday
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Colombia and Ecuador behind us, it was time for a visit to Henry’s family in Trujillo. Things have come a long way since my first time nine years ago. (Here, here, here and here.) Bit by bit, Henry has been helping his family out (technically, it’s his property to begin with, inherited from his grandparents) […]

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Quito. The Movie.

2015.Aug.22 Saturday
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I’ve basically said what I had to say about Quito, I’m sure we’ll be back at some point. So, on to the movie.

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2015.Aug.17 Monday
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Oh, let me just be upfront. We, I, didn’t particularly like or enjoy Medellin. It’s a big, bustling, noisy, dirty city, with way too much traffic crowded into way too little space. There’s a small section of the city in the south, El Poblado and immediately surrounding it that’s got lots of greenery, fancy apartment […]

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Cartagena, City of Tourists

2015.Aug.12 Wednesday
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It may seem like I’m giving short shrift to Cartagena, where we spent roughly 3-1/2 days, especially in contrast to the number of posts that I did on Bogotá. A few reasons – we didn’t do nearly as much – we really only had three “activities” that we did, one each day; we put in […]

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Crystal Spout

2015.Aug.10 Monday
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There’s an area in the southern part of Colombia in the province of Meta, called La Macarena. It’s a small town, but it’s famous as the gateway to a several square kilometer area called Caño Cristales. Basically a series of streams that cascade down from the mountains, with mineral rich and crystal clear waters that […]

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A Glimpse of Bogotá

2015.Aug.09 Sunday
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Mostly I’m going to leave this to a little video of sights and eats and all that on our six days in Bogotá, Colombia. I don’t know that it will give a real feel for the place, but, as the title says, it’s a glimpse. I recommend clicking on the icon in the lower right […]

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