We’re the type of people who look at real estate windows wherever we go – sometimes because we could imagine living there, other times because we’re just nosy. That has not been the case with Santiago. It’s been interesting to explore this city, but after nine days here, we’re ready to leave. We’re not sure … More Santiago: Fun to visit, but we wouldn’t want to live here.
Valparaiso was once known as “The Jewel of the Pacific” – attracting European immigrants from the UK, Germany and Italy and serving as a main stopping point for ships from the Atlantic and the Pacific. As one of the Pacific’s most important seaports, Valparaiso enjoyed a heady golden age between 1848-1914. Wealthy families built magnificent … More The Blessing and the Curse of Valparaiso
One of the many attractions of Oaxaca is discovering art on almost every corner. Mexicans are master craftspeople and Oaxaca offers an intriguing balance between adherence to tradition and innovative design. The result is the same – a walk in any direction is a feast for the eyes. Look up. Look down. Look into doorways. … More Looking for art in all the right places
…Oaxaca to be exact, and we’ll be here for seven weeks. It’s not long enough to totally escape winter, or Covid, or the lasting effects of Trump, but it’s a very welcome change. It’s not even really travelling, since we’ve been here before, but we knew what to expect – sun, warmth, colour, gorgeous architecture, … More We’ve moved to Mexico…