Barranquilla Carnaval, 2nd Time Around

It’s not everywhere in the world where months of raucous, citywide, business-paralyzing parties are not only permitted, but heavily encouraged. As the home of the second biggest Carnaval in the…

I like Christmas and other adventures

For years, the Christmas season has been my least favorite time of year. It’s stressful, it’s expensive, and everyone’s craziness comes out to party at family gatherings. Most people don’t…

OH CANADA!

Oh Canada indeed! Every year the 1st July is just one more day in the Canadian calendar where everyone can deck themselves out (again!) head to foot in red and…