Fun Jardin Quirks #3

Because two is never enough. HalloweenAmerican arrogance. Misguided exceptionalism. I figured that no country, at least no country without a mammoth commercial-holiday-industrial complex where candy corns and costumes and bric-a-braces are hawked for weeks often months before the holiday, could outperform the Untied States. But I figured wrong. Colombia puts on a show. The kids … Continue reading Fun Jardin Quirks #3

Fun Jardin Quirks #2

Because one is never enough. The Jardin Horse GaitHere's a video of a horse performing, what I'm calling, The Jardin Horse Gait (described in the first Fun Jardin Quirks). ParadesThis town has a disproportionate number of parades. I feel like most towns average one or two per year. Three seems extreme. Jardin averages one or … Continue reading Fun Jardin Quirks #2

Fun Jardin Quirks

Jardin has some fun quirks. Thought I'd quickly share a few. Just Leanin' AroundThe town, like many colonial-style towns, is built around the main square. The Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion (Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) new-gothic cathedral casts a shadow over the square, likely judging all those vendors hawking knockoff Western sneakers. Most … Continue reading Fun Jardin Quirks