Category: Reviews

Restaurant Review: Havana Cafe (Bronx, NY)

I don’t often venture out into the Bronx just for a meal, but the one exception I will always make is for the mouth-watering Lechoncito ($17 at time of review) at the Havana Cafe. Easily one of the top 5 meals I’ve had the opportunity to experience while living in NY, the bone-in roast pork ...

Restaurant Review: Las Tinajas (Panama City)

For anyone that’s been to Hawaii, the overall experience at Las Tinajas is much like a luau (delicious food+folkloric dances), but Panamanian style!  As I was traveling solo, the hostess decided that I would get the ‘special seat’ for the night.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that my table was right off the side of stage, which gave me an ...

Restaurant Review: La Sandwicherie (Miami)

It was my first time in Miami and based upon a friend’s recommendation, a few buddies and I ended up checking out La Sandwicherie.  This turned out to definitely be the best decision of the trip!  I decided to go with the Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella, and it ended up being absolutely to die for! Just look at the pic…a ...

Hotel Review: Blux 901, Medellin (Colombia)

“Great place to call home while in Medellin” Stayed at the Blux 901 luxury rental apartment for 8 days in November 2012 and would like to state how impressed I was by the overall experience. The apartment is situated within a beautiful, state of the art building with exceptional amenities such as a rooftop pool, gym, ...

Hotel Review: Arlington Place, Bogota (Colombia)

“Very pleased with overall stay” Initially had a bit of a hard time finding the location (taxi driver seemed to have a difficult time with the address), but once we arrived, all three of us traveling together were quite pleased with our accommodations. It was nice to have a modern, upscale room to return to ...

Hotel Review: Hotel Almirante, Cartagena (Colombia)

“Good hotel with nice amenities” After the nightmare we had trying to check into another hotel nearby, it was nice to settle into an hotel that met my expectations. Guests in other rooms may have differing opinions due to their location, but having been placed in the end room of the top floor provided us ...

Hostel Review: Hostal Casa Baluarte, Cartagena (Colombia)

“Pretty good amenities for the price” Considering the low cost, was expecting much worse (had been to a hostel earlier that was $5 cheaper/night but had no toilet seats, no shower head…just a pipe in the wall and sheets that looked way past their expiration date) but was pleasantly surprised as to the quaint environment. ...