Blonde Spanglish: Complicated Eh? You know those 'false friends' you find when learning a new language? Words that look like they translate directly but actually have a completely different meaning? ... Groan... Yup. It can be a serious problem when dating too. On my very first date with a Colombian... Ver post completo.
Codename: The Desperate Dreamer How to spot him: Smart jacket, shiny shoes, intense expression. Why should I worry? Remember the days when commitment phobia was a male issue, solely placed at the feet of gentlemen such as Chandler Bing? Well, think again. The Desperate Dreamer will call 10 times a... Ver post completo.
Blonde Travel Tip: Your Pockets What about them? Look, there are plenty of travel blogs that will tell you what to put in them, in case of crime - a $20,000 peso-bill, an 'arrow' phone, even pepper spray - but I'm thinking more socially... How? Think of the people on the streets. Having something... Ver post completo.
Blonde Beauty Tip: Salon Make-up Indulgent but so satisfying... I know, it's great having nothing left to do on a posh night out - nails done, hair done, make-up done - even set against local salaries, professional make-up is a lot more affordable than home... But it can go scarily wrong... Yep,... Ver post completo.
Hot Date Spot: Cachao (Kr 13 # 82 - 54) Saucy! Nope, this is the other kind of salsa. Actually, Cuban bar Cachao is a brilliant night out. We're talking Zona Rosa prices - but if you've saved your pesos it's worth dancing, drinking and indulging in some of their snacks too... Is it worth it? I'm... Ver post completo.
Blonde Music Tip: Dragon and Caballero Ha! You have a soft spot for those guys... Yes! I met them once in a Bogota bar. They're cool... typical coastal attitude to life. They smiled a lot... But what's the deal with the music? Armando Paez (Dragon) and Donny Caballero (er, Caballero) say they have... Ver post completo.
Bizarre Dating Ritual: I Love You Ha! Do you mean te quiero or te amo? Exactly. You're not going to open that can of worms? Yes, because it's bizarre. We know the difference between 'luv ya' and 'love you to bits' etc. and 'I love you' and we would never seriously use any of the former in a relationship,... Ver post completo.
Blonde Art Tip: Alejandro Obregon Yet more talent from the coast... Half-Colombian Obregon was born in Barcelona. But, from childhood, he spent a lot of his life in Barranquilla and Cartagena is alive with his memory too. He died in 1992 aged 71... What sort of work are we talking? He was foremost... Ver post completo.
Codename: The Visa Vanquisher How do I spot him? Backpack. He also owns several framed prints of the Flat Iron Building. Why should I worry? Let's talk about the moment when a would-be groom gets down on one knee and begs the love of his life to marry him, with Mozart playing and a waiter serving strawberries... Ver post completo.
Blonde Food Tip: Posta Negra (Cartagenera) Mmmmmmm... I know! Along with coconut rice, posta negra is one of the tastiest Cartagena treats. Definitely a deliciously moist way to cook beef... How do they make it? Like every Colombian recipe, there's a million-and-one methods. Some use coca-cola, others... Ver post completo.