Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I loved New Orleans. It's a magical, spiritual and fun place to be in. If you are not drinking and partying hard you definitely should explore the city. I recommend to first take a tour, this way you will see the places you haven't seen in tourism panflets but that you want to visit again. The next day you should walk around the city with your own map. If there's a street that looks interesting, go and look into it. If there's a restaurant that looks good, you should go for it. Visit the stores (new and old) and ask the locals for places that are worth visiting.
What is certain is that magic can be felt floating in the air. The feeling of being watched is very strong; either when I was inside a store or walking on the streets, I felt something was with me ...specially at night time. The past is still present.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Simón Iturri Patiño was a Bolivian industrialist who was among the world's wealthiest people at the time of his death. With a fortune built from ownership its majority from the tin industry in Bolivia, Patiño was nicknamed "The Andean Rockefeller". During World War II, Patiño was believed to be one of the five wealthiest men in the world.
The Portales Palace is now a museum, and the Foundation was created on the premises for an educational and cultural center for teaching, development and promotion of the arts.
Although Patiño wanted to live in Portales and built it in gratitude for his wife loyalty, he never got to live in The Palace. Diagnosed in Buenos Aires from a heart condition, the height of Cochabamba and lack of good medical services at the time, prevented the employer could release his palace. At his death, his wife preferred to live in Villa Albina (maybe because it was very painful to live in The Palace), another gift from her husband.
(If you would like to read more about The Portales Palace or Simon I. Patiño click HERE )