Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Gambler

“You’ve got to know when to hold, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run…” – Kenny Rogers, The Gambler  I am dodging flying poker chips at the Blackjack table in the Portofino Casino … Continue reading

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10 Things I didn’t know about Medellin

  OK, without further ado, here it is, in no particular order, my Top Ten “Things I didn’t Know” about Medellin:

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Medellin Sightseeing-Botanical Park and Explorer Park

  OK, short and sweet:  Parque’ Botanica is a great place to go if you have a couple of hours to kill and just need to chill out in a beautiful park. 

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El Penol (The Rock)

  I am standing on top of El Penol admiring a magnificent 360 degree view over the Guatape’ countryside after huffing and puffing my way 656 vertical feet up a concrete stairway to get here.  From this perch, you can … Continue reading

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Medellin Tour Bus

Today, I tried to take the 4 hour Turibus tour from the Parque’ Poblado, and, to my surprise, not only did the tour go as planned, there was actually a guide who spoke very good English! 

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Parque Arvi and Sex Tourism

Remember when I told you I’d take the Turibus around the city today?  Remember when I also told you there are a LOT of holidays here?  Well, today it’s Colombian Labor Day, and though it’s great because the roads are … Continue reading

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Medellin Real Estate Part 2

I set out yesterday with James Lindzey, an American from Tallahassee who is one of the many younger expat entrepreneurs I have met on this trip.  He was accompanied by his lovely Colombian wife, Adriana.  Our mission:  to view 3 … Continue reading

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