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I was an Involuntary Storm Chaser! 16 Sep 2012 | 12:28 am

Usually, storm chasers are those planes the US Hurricane Center sends into tropical storms and hurricanes to measure wind strengths. They fly into these huge thunderstorms, right through the eye and o...

Will She Blow? 5 Jul 2012 | 05:59 am

The Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia’s tallest volcano at 5,321 meters (17,457 feet), has been rumbling for months now, belching smoke and spewing ash which has blanketed towns as far away as Manizales (Cald...

Colombia’s Not So Secret Service 26 Apr 2012 | 11:15 am

The big joke right now is the incident involving US Secret Service agents who invited two dozen hookers to their hotel in Cartagena while waiting for President Obama to arrive for the Summit of the Am...

When a Puente is not a Bridge 8 Apr 2012 | 07:17 am

You will constantly hear about bridges (puentes) when you are in Colombia and you might wonder why Colombians plan everything around them and look forward to arriving at one.

Is the Only Risk Wanting to Stay? 13 Feb 2012 | 01:12 am

That “Official Blogger” badge you see in the upper right corner of each page of this blog means that I am now a participating foreign blogger for the Colombian government’s tourism agency, ProExport. ...

My New Year’s Inflation 29 Jan 2012 | 01:20 am

In Colombia, the taxi you took to the New Year’s party will probably cost you more when you leave the celebration in the wee hours of the next morning, despite the distance being exactly the same. It ...

Lodging in Colombia can be Pricey…Get Hostel! 3 Jan 2012 | 07:21 am

I frankly do not understand why major hotels in Colombia are so pricey, rooms often costing over 200 dollars per night, but fortunately there is an abundance of hostels in all the right places, where ...

The Month of Decibel in Colombia 26 Dec 2011 | 07:55 am

I have been away from Medellin since November, due to return in January. While I miss my wife and child, I’m not sure if I miss this time of the year in Colombia, which is sheer mayhem! It starts Nove...

Will Tomorrow be Summer or Winter? 16 Dec 2011 | 12:37 pm

If you hear a Colombian talking about “verano” and “invierno”, summer and winter, he or she is not referring to seasons, but rather weather. If it is raining, it is winter, while if it is sunny, it is...

About Colombian Women 4 Dec 2011 | 10:49 am

I periodically get inquiries from bozos asking me about Colombian women. They basically want to know if they are “easy”.  In short, these guys are so inept at seducing women that they are willing to t...

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