World-Class Art in Bogota Colombia

Colombia's capital, Bogota is a little bit of a let down unfortunately. Homelessness and drug addiction is rife and safety - especially at night, is an issue. We stayed in La Candelaria (the old town), and this is where we spent most of our time as it was quite pretty. However, walking the streets after … Continue reading World-Class Art in Bogota Colombia

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Mexico City – The Perfect Ending to a Magnificent Country

So here's what we heard about Mexico City: "It's so dirty and polluted - it's unbearable, it's dangerous - do not go out at night and never ever go out by yourself!" The reality: Mexico City is wonderful! In fact, on my very first day as I was strolling down the city street, I felt … Continue reading Mexico City – The Perfect Ending to a Magnificent Country

Mexico City – Isla de las Muñecas (The Island of Dolls)

One day, a caretaker named Don Julian Santana Barrera was tending to the garden of his home by the canals of Xochimilco, Mexico, when he found a little girl who had drowned. Shortly after discovering her body he found a doll floating nearby. Believing the doll to be that of the girls, he decided to take it and … Continue reading Mexico City – Isla de las Muñecas (The Island of Dolls)

Finding Neverland – The Magic of Barra de Potosi, Mexico

At Christmas time, when you are half a world away from your family and friends it is important to find somewhere special to celebrate. That somewhere for us was the tiny Mexican village of Barra de Potosi on the Pacific coast. Passing by you see a dusty road of a town, similar to that of other Mexican … Continue reading Finding Neverland – The Magic of Barra de Potosi, Mexico