Travel Writer, Photographer & Solo World Adventurer

The journey continues – Welcome Back to Medellin !!

June 12th 2014. The Journey Continues,  Welcome back to Medellin, Colombia !! There were too many distractions before I left home.  I was distracted with a list of "things to do", a Birthday, Mother’s Day, that last minute doctor’s appointment and everything in...

Starbucks Opening Coffee Shops in Colombia –

 June 10th, 2014. STARBUCKS OPENING COFFEE SHOPS IN COLOMBIA !!! Information supplied by Starbucks Press Office, May 2014 Quick Facts: Starbucks is located in 64 Countries, worldwide. 20,519 retail stores worldwide (as of April 24th, 2014) More than 740 stores across...

Cosmetic Engineering in Colombia.

June 2014. Cosmetic  Engineering - Medellin Get your body overhauled, take it in for repairs - do the same to the face.  This is all about “ reconstruction" and feeling better about yourself. Too fat, too thin, drooping, sagging, stretched, overused, sun damaged,...

Letter from Colombia – LEGALIZED DRUGS.

May 30th, 2014 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...

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 Ecuador – GUAYAQUIL

March 20th, 2014 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...

EDENTON – The Mill House

EDENTON - The Mill House, Circa 1900 March 10th, 2015. Where was I going to stay when I visited Eleanor in Edenton, North Carolina  ? Scanning the listings on Air bnb, I was intrigued by one that read: “Renovated 1900’s Mill Village House - moved in 1991, one bedroom,...

Cementerio de San Francisco and other Thoughts

March 2nd 2014 Cemetery  of San Francisco,  Quito,  Historical Center. No logic in Death !! Cemeteries are fascinating places, warehouses of  history, with memorials displaying architecture for the After Life  in memory of those buried within their walls.    Highgate...