Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Dilemma of Authenticity in Tourism Destinations: Colombia, as a Case in Point


If you read my previous blog post (about Jardin, Colombia) and you know what I do, you may be thinking that I’m being hypocritical.  I’ll explain.  You may remember that I started my article by saying that what I loved … Continue reading

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A Quintessential Garden: Jardin, Colombia


What I love about Colombia – or, the Colombia that I saw last month – is its authenticity.  During my three-week trip I found relatively few places that had been gussied up for tourists, or that were overrun by them.  … Continue reading

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Day One in Colombia: I’m Keen on Medellin


On the first day of my recent trip to South America I found myself in some unusual positions.  I caressed the shiny butt of a rotund woman who was glancing at herself in a hand mirror.  I floated in mid-air … Continue reading

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