Archive for December, 2012

Moving up on shiny stairs in Comuna 13, Medellin.

For generations, the 12,000 residents of Medellin’s Comuna 13, which clings to the side of a steep hillside, have had to climb hundreds of large steps – the equilavent of walking up a 28-story building – but now they can ride the stairs.Read More >


Sitting here in limbo

Sometimes it feels like I spend half my life sitting in airports waiting for a plane. Fog delays in Bogota have kept us in the airport for hours waiting for a flight to Medellin. Luckily the waiting area is full of good people watching to keep us going. Busy toddlers being chased by watchful mom’s. …

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Tranquilo in Costa Rica


Where should I start? How about with the people. The locals are really friendly and helpful if you smile and ask them how they are before asking for a favor or directions. Ask in Spanish, even …

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