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March 18 – This day in music

image-539March 18, 1967, The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 single with 'Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever'. The song Penny Lane's title is derived from the name of a street near John Lennon's house, in Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill ...

Graffiti in Medellin

image-526I grew up in Southern California, a place no stranger to graffiti. I have personally seen the evolution of this art form. I remember as a kid, in the 80's, graffiti was not considered an art. This is due to the association of graffiti with gangs. In Southern California graffiti is still very heavily associated with gangs, and is still a very heavily punished crime, but in Medellin graffiti is art.

The Medellin Metro

image-513I love the Medellin Metro.  I live near the Floresta station, and in just a short ride I can reach most of the major neighborhoods in Medellin.  The metro in Medellin runs from North to South on line A, and from Centre to West on line B.The metro was built ...

Colombia Qualifies for the 2014 World Cup

image-490Colombia Qualifies for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Colombia World Cup 2014 - Last Friday, October 11th, I went to watch Colombia play Chile in Parque Lleras.   It was a very important game because a win versus Chile meant qualification to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  I met up ...

The Best Ribs in Medellin?

image-465I'm definitely not a professional foodie, nor is this a food blog, but I do enjoy eating good food.  While Medellin is not an international food hotbed it does boast a few great restaurants.Living near Los Angeles my whole life I have been spoiled with awesome food.  I know that ...

Colombian National Bird

image-370 Practice listeningHey guys, I recently discovered a great blog site, written by a very cleaver, and inspiring mother in the United States.  Take a look at her latest post on Colombia's national bird, the Andean Condor.Blog Post Link: http://raisingcolombiankids.blogspot.com/2009/04/colombian-national-bird.html?m=0 Colombian National Bird The Andean Condor (Vulture gryphus) is found throughout the Andes ...