Phyl - Travel Writer, Photographer & Solo World Adventurer

Letter From QUITO – La Posada Colonial

La  Posada  Colonial, in the  Historic Center, Quito, Ecuador. If you want authentic, this is it !!  If you want the Hilton or The Four Seasons this is not it.............but it is a wonderful old Colonial Home that has been converted into a modern day Inn while ...

Letter from Ecuador – GUAYAQUIL

Guayaquil is the financial heart of Ecuador, a large, vibrant, sprawling Port City, with a population of three million people.  Founded in 1537,unlike Quito and Cuenca with historic Colonial architecture, it lacks a  Colonial section as this was destroyed by fires...

Letter from Portland – KEEN GARAGE

April 4th, 2015 KEEN  GARAGE - in the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. The Pearl District is one of the “must see” Portland neighborhoods.  Previously a derelict collection of warehouses, railway yards and tenement buildings, it has gone through a renaissance and is...

Letter from Quito, Ecuador – GOTCHA !!

Originally published March 29th, 2014. Letter from Quito,Ecuador:  GOTCHA  !! When I arrived in the Old Town in Quito, I noticed a lot of tourists wearing their backpacks as front packs - was this a fashion statement or a red flag that I failed to notice ? Did I read...

Letter from Colombia – LEGALIZED DRUGS.

Letter from Colombia - LEGALIZED DRUGS. It’s not funny !! Try traveling with a load of medicines. This is what happens when one is between the ages of fifty nine (well maybe a little older !!) and death. Doctors in the United States, in their wisdom and servitude to...

DIANA ROSS at the RYMAN, Nashville, TN

February 17th, 2015 DIANA  ROSS  at  the  RYMAN, Nashville TN - 1). Can she really be seventy years young ?  Seventy is the new thirty five, or so it seemed watching Diana Ross perform recently at the Ryman Auditorium.   She still has the glitz and the glamor and...

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