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... skin. The humidity is oddly comforting, like a warm fluffy blanket instead of a suffocating feeling like in the states. The reunion between mi madre and mi Tia was a tearful one. It's been six long years and they just couldn't let one another go. It was quite touching! Afterwards, I joined Tia and journeyed back to the barrio while mom and Casey rented a car. The day with Tia was a never ending class ...
... of "Most Innovative City of the year" as awarded by the Wall Street Journal in 2013, and has achieved this through clever planning - including introducing gondolas and escalators which reach out to the poorest parts of the city in the mountains. We spent a couple of days riding the gondolas and metro around town and struggling to understand the impossible dialect (and there we were thinking our Spanish had improved).
... Right now, we have 2 and a half hours before we need to meet for dinner. After dinner, we're taking a spanish dance class! That should be fun. Oh! I almost forgot. The 25 of us stick out like sore thumbs. We're literally the only people in shorts and T-shirts. Everyone else is wearing jeans and long sleeves! It's like 80 degrees! The other interesting thing about their culture is that they have McDonalds everywhere, but they sell different things. ...
... Memo takes Swanee next door to buy "break-away" reading glasses just like his and they both model for pictures!
After lunch we tour the opera house which we learn opened in 1897. In the late 1800s coffee growers who were doing well in the export of coffee wanted to get a place built to attract great opera. Money was raised but soon the plans grew to include designers from Italy and Germany....which resulted in the citizens having to be taxed to get ...
... and houses in the city centre. It is named in honor of Joseph of Nazareth.
Even though the city's centre is almost ...