Bogota, Colombia

I’m back in the U.S. It’s been a crazy whirlwind of a few days, to say the least. First, the long flight back. Then getting settled in at my oldest son’s home. Making a quick run up to Santa Barbara to visit with my granddaughter before she moves out of State. Adjusting to the small, but still discombobulating time change. Anyway, I’ve finally got settled … Continue reading Bogota, Colombia

El Dia de los Museos en Bogota

I’ve been in Bogota, Colombia a few days now. I’m enjoying this colorful city and especially the people. There’s a different vibe here. Everywhere I’ve been in South America, the people have been lovely, kind and helpful, yet a bit closed off (to foreigners, anyway). But I didn’t realize that until I got here where there’s a more openly friendly atmosphere. Walking down the street, … Continue reading El Dia de los Museos en Bogota

2 Day Tours Outside Cusco, Peru

I’ve been in Cusco, Peru seven days now. The first few days I just wandered around the city. I’ll give you my impressions of it in the next post. But this last Friday and Saturday I took two day tours to see a few sights outside Cusco. The tours were fairly inexpensive …. and perhaps I should have kicked out a bit more money for … Continue reading 2 Day Tours Outside Cusco, Peru

Arica, Chile & Arequipa, Peru

I returned to San Pedro de Atacama after my wondrous adventure in Bolivia. I stayed there another few days, after which, took a night bus to Arica, Chile. I then took a taxi from the bus station to the hostel and, though it was an early arrival, they let me in and showed me to my room…. then went back to bed. “You can pay … Continue reading Arica, Chile & Arequipa, Peru

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

I took a buquebus (a ferry) to Uruguay yesterday. Fortunately, it’s a rather large ferry so it weathered the waters well. The waters of the Río de la Plata are normally fairly calm, but it was windy and rainy, so the water was choppy. The Río de la Plata is considered the widest river in the world. I looked it up because I wondered where … Continue reading Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

A couple things more…. and Tango

I’ll be on my way to Iguazú Cataratas (Waterfalls) tomorrow. It’s an 18 hour bus ride. Yes – 18 hours. But, it’ll be an overnight journey on a ‘sleeper’ bus, so it’ll be a breeze. Anyway, I thought before I go I’d like to finish up a few thoughts that had begun with my last post.   First, I wanted to post a couple more … Continue reading A couple things more…. and Tango

MALBA

Yesterday I went to el Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA). I’d heard there was a Diane Arbus exhibit there that was ending soon and I really wanted to see it. I’ve loved her photos for years. She photographed everything and nothing, in a sense. The simplest moments became thoroughly intriguing through her lens. She said: “I don’t press the shutter. The image … Continue reading MALBA