13 Mar 2018 (Medellin, Colombia): We go to our favorite local Mexican restaurant for dinner. One of the reasons we love it, aside from the deliciously fresh juices (mine is mango-strawberry!), is the guacamole. It’s free. That guac and chips comes to the table just because we’re here. Some day, perhaps avocados will be cheap […]
12 Mar 2018 (Medellin, Colombia): Today, like many of the days here in Medellin, I go to the gym. I checked out a couple of gyms before settling on Esforço in our first week. It’s one block away, the music is extremely loud, but mostly I chose it because of the owner. He’s on the […]
11 Mar 2018 (Medellin, Colombia): Leah and I go to the local mall to see a movie this afternoon (Black Panther), and we see a gym that’s channeling its inner Amazon.
10 Mar 2018 (Medellin, Colombia): There’s a congressional election tomorrow (Sunday), and the buildup has not been missed by a couple of foreigners like us walking about. I wish I’d taken more photos of the campaign signs (we typically see them as billboards while we’re in cars). They all follow the same pattern: * light-skinned, […]
9 Mar 2018 (Medellin Colombia): We thought it would be nice to have a couples massage at a local spa. Well, we were wrong. Here’s Leah expressing the mood in the room after my masseuse and her masseur left. There was way too much oil, hardly any modesty, and — I guarantee — absolutely no […]
8 Mar 2018 (Salento, Colombia): The main town in the area is called Salento. It’s really touristy but in the best possible way. It’s cute, the tourist infrastructure is good (e.g. cabs appear to be run by some kind of collective of middle-aged men driving souped up jeeps called “Willys” and every ride is flat-rate […]