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... s $350 billion economy, create new jobs and cut the poverty rate, which is now about half of Colombia's population of 42 million people!
As I write this, my Colombian Host family, Nuri and Peter, a couple in their late 50's, are contemplating moving to Ecuador because he has lost his teaching job and she, alone, can not support the costs they have; i.e. apartment (although they own it) food, ...
... Colombians) live in the part of our planet that has given us the best coffee of the world and our commitment is to help to preserve it". That being said, the 3 major efforts are:
*conservation of the boreal birds in the coffee growing areas
*reforesting: since beginning in 1993, (until 2009), 62 thousand hectares ...
... quite flu-like, although many other flu symptoms are not apparent.
Jay stayed in the cabin all morning. He re-watched "Argo" before the rental time expired on the Kindle.
I had lunch with Rowena, a British lady who now lives in New Mexico and we were joined with a couple from Aberdeen, Scotland: Ian and Nora.
I spent the afternoon on deck. The winds being so strong kept the temperature comfortable. ...
... coked out landlord said that was a good place to start the party. There were people everywhere and a bunch were selling street food! Ssssooooo tasty! There were also a large contingent of both street lights and heavily armed police. Helmets, assault rifles, the whole nine yards. Three weeks in Columbia and my take is that it was the safest, cleanest, most policed, and best lit country I went to.
... I checked out of my sleazy sex motel and went to the zoo. The zoo was the only zoo I’d been to in my trip and was better than I expected. They even had a couple of dugongs. It was sad to see them in a zoo pool of course. There were also these cool water otters. They were doing flips in their own pool. Other stand-out animals were the countless different types of monkeys, most of them ...