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How San Miguel de Allende Won— and Broke— My Heart as Best City in the World

San Miguel de Allende with parroquia lit at night – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingLest you be skeptical of that “Best City in the World” designation in the title, dear readers, let me begin by saying that Travel + Leisure magazine in 2017 bestowed that very designation on San Miguel de Allende, as had Condé Nast Traveler magazine in 2013. And many other publications have granted very similar titles to our little village over the past several years.
 
My bias for San Miguel, however, began many years before.
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Colombian Cardiac Adventure, Part 2

Ambulance in ColombiaThe care I received for my cardiac event at Medellin’s Pablo Tobón Uribe hospital was excellent, with world-class attention, state of the art equipment, and highly professional staff. Tobón Uribe is a Joint Commission accredited institution, ranked as one of the best hospitals in Latin America. Indeed, my only complaint concerning the four days I was embedded there was about the mediocre meals. Hospitals must have been in competition with the airlines for worst food, and the airlines...

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How to talk Spanish good... and why. (Como hablar espanol bueno... y por que)

Saturday market, Segundo Parque Laureles, Colombia – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingA disclaimer: I’m a capital G Gringo. I’ve been practicing my English skills for many years, and I’m proud to say that I have my native language down pretty well. In other words, I ain’t no expert in español, so keep that in mind.
 
However, or sin embargo as they say, I am learning Spanish paso a paso, (step by step) here in Medellin, and it’s very gratifying to be able to speak with folks in their native tongue. I see questions on various websites, Best Places to...

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