It Pays to Moan!

After all the problems, and moaning both face to face and on Social Media, the Alcaldía de Copacabana have finally repaired the dangerous corner, and are in the process of patching the dozens of potholes down the rest of the road, they certainly are not getting a pat on the back, because they caused theContinue reading “It Pays to Moan!”

Back to Normal

Father-in-law left this morning, and Marcela back at work, so I am spending my time getting the house back in shape, thanks to my Mother-in-law it is not that hard, she has kept the Guest quarters clean and tidy, so I am just working the washing machine on overtime, and cleaned the three bathrooms. IContinue reading “Back to Normal”

Oh Dear!

Well that\’s another week-end we are glad to see the back of! No help whatsoever from the Alcaldía de Copacabana, or the Policía Nacional to control the noise from the Finca de Recreo. The Alcalde / Mayor moved the Fiestas de Naranja from the end of the year to July yet again to avoid theContinue reading “Oh Dear!”

The Downside of Colombia

My Father-in-law, Henry,  summed up Colombians yesterday, and I hasten to add, that this does not apply to all people here, he told me to beware because many Colombians will be friendly and nice to your face, but as soon as your back is turned they will stick the knife in… sometimes literally, and thatContinue reading “The Downside of Colombia”

The Battle Begins!

It seems we have a long way to go before the Colombian culture is going to change wholesale. I stated in a recent post that Marcela had talked with the Administrator of the Finca alongside us, and he had said that in the New Year the Family intended to move in, so there would beContinue reading “The Battle Begins!”

Little Sleep!

It looks like our problem of noise at the Fincas de Recreo is back, at the moment Villa Connie (Los Liones) alongside us, and Finca Gallera at the rear of us, are both rented out for the week-end, and it appears they are having a competition as to who can have the loudest music. ThisContinue reading “Little Sleep!”