Dominica – Nature Isle of the Caribbean

Dominica – Nature Isle of the Caribbean

Everything I read said that Dominica should not be missed by nature lovers and friends who’ve been there highly recommended going. So, we decided we had to visit. In short, we were not disappointed, as we were enchanted with the rugged coastline... enjoyed the extensive hiking trails… and marveled at the geological features, such as these otherworldly, red rocks. What we didn’t expect was seeing so much inspiration for a property in Kenya that Khadija was planning on developing using shipping containers. Yet, in the capital of Roseau, we went to an excellent…continue reading →
24 Hours in San Francisco? Here’s What To Do

24 Hours in San Francisco? Here’s What To Do

San Francisco is one of the most exciting cities to visit in the United States. There is so much to do in terms of culture, entertainment and just hanging out. Even only one day there can be a fantastic and memorable experience. How We Visited San Francisco In October 2019, my wife Khadija and I were flying home from Fiji and took a break for a full day in San Francisco. We had been there many times, but not for several years, so we were looking forward to it. We arranged to visit…continue reading →
Colombia – Part 3 – Cartagena

Colombia – Part 3 – Cartagena

Introduction We had only two full days in Cartagena. For one of those days, we decided to drive to Aracataca, the birth place of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate author. We thought if we left early, we could make the one-way 4.5 hours and 160 miles (260 kilometer) distance. We took a taxi to the airport office of Avis and arrived at 9am when they opened. The man at the desk asked me for my passport, which I left in the hotel. Without it, they would not rent us a car. At…continue reading →
Colombia – Part 2 – Medellín

Colombia – Part 2 – Medellín

Introduction Medellín was recently known as the world’s most dangerous city. It may now be as famous for being the home of arguably South America’s most renowned living artist, Fernando Botero, and his signature rotund art. What Medellín should also be celebrated for is its excellent public transportation, including the metro… …light rail… …cable cars… and escalators. These people-moving systems allowed us to easily go to most parts of the city and see many attractions. Our Story Khadija and I were in Medellín on the last week of a six-week trip to the…continue reading →
Colombia – Part 1 – Bogotá

Colombia – Part 1 – Bogotá

Introduction This was the first time I was in Colombia. In the capital city of Bogotá, I expected a few things, such as delightful colonial buildings… …massive churches in front of mountains… … friendly and warm people on the street… …but what I was blown away with was the psychedelic graffiti. This alone made the city worth visiting. Our Story Khadija and I had been traveling weeks with friends through Bolivia and Peru in April and May 2018. In Colombia, it was just us. We arranged for nine days to visit important cities…continue reading →