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Colombia offers everything from fast-lane living in a glamorous city, to a rich life in a colonial setting…from beachside living to life high in the Andes.
Nothing beats island life, especially when you share your island with world-class wineries, oyster farms, restaurants and endless bustling cafes. All this, and you’re just 30 minutes away from the modern city of Auckland in New Zealand.
We always knew that we would live in New Zealand “someday.” That day finally came last January, when our family—my husband, 8-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter—moved from Colorado to a small, semi-rural town in New Zealand.
Sometimes called La Bella, “The Beautiful One,” the city of Barranquilla, tucked into the delta of the Magdalena River on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, has always been renowned for the variety and quality of its music.
The beaches of Fortaleza stretch for miles.
People often say I have their dream job. And I can’t disagree. It’s my dream job, too. I travel, take photos, and upload them to online microstock photo agencies.
Perched on a wall, scoffing a mint-and-hazelnut ice cream, I’m watching an Italian mountain rescue collie go through his paces.
"This may sound a little chauvinistic, but I think every man has the desire to build a home for himself in the wilderness with his bare hands,” says Elbert Greer.
From finely crafted furniture to silver jewelry...pounded-tin trinkets...handmade guitars...multi-colored textiles...thick wool rugs...and intricately detailed leather bags, jackets and boots...you’ll find it all in Mexico.