South America

Mona Lisa Painting by Fernando Botero

Mona Lisa Painting by Fernando Botero

Museo de Botero is located in La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia.  The museum was founded after a donation from the private collection of Fernando Botero including works by Dali, Chagall, and Picasso as well as 123 pieces of his personal artwork.  Admission is free.  An excellent way to spend an hour or two in this […]

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Buenos Aires Balcony in San Telmo

Buenos Aires Balcony in San Telmo

Walking the Sunday market in San Telmo barrio I looked up and saw this pretty balcony.

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Swimming and Dreaming of Medellin

Swimming and Dreaming of Medellin

I will go for a swim this afternoon for about an hour and I’ll be dreaming of Medellin.  It will be an indoor pool as I am too chicken to brave the cold and swim in Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Metropolitan Park here in Austin. This time last year I was preparing for my […]

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Four Legged Friends in Bogotá

Four Legged Friends in Bogotá

I spotted these two dogs when I was on my way to ride the cable car to Montserrate in Bogota Colombia.  They looked so adorable standing there in the street greeting each other. I visited Bogota on my second solo trip to Colombia – I enjoyed my trip to Cartagena in May 2012 so much […]

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Teatro Colón – Buenos Aires

Teatro Colón – Buenos Aires

  I took a tour of the magnificent opera house Teatro Colon when I took a solo trip to Buenos Aries in November 2011 and explored the city for 10 days. Teatro Colón opened in 1908 after approximately 20 years of construction based on European design with many of the materials transported from Italy and France. […]

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Street Art of Buenos Aires

Street Art of Buenos Aires

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More Soup Please :)  Ajiaco Soup a Favorite of Bogota Colombia

More Soup Please :) Ajiaco Soup a Favorite of Bogota Colombia

Last December I tasted this delicious soup for the first time in Bogota.  I want some now! Ajiaco soup is a flavorful combination of chicken and guascas herb with vegetables including a small cob of corn, peppers, and three kinds of potatoes. The soup is topped with a healthy swirl of heavy cream. Garnish includes rice, […]

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