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About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).

The bugs in Minca, Colombia

When we first read about Minca, it sounded like a wonderland.  The blogs we read used words like “paradise” and “idyllic” and “picturesque” and “lush” with “cool mountain breezes.”  It was “the real Colombia,” or so we read.  Lies, all … Continue reading

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Sheltering in place due to Covid-19

So, wow, this is one strange year, right?  Things were going along just fine and then “boom” the entire world changed almost overnight.  At least for us it did.  We were having a grand old time in the Galapagos Islands … Continue reading

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Would you look at those knockers!

Hey!  Get your head out of the gutter (I’m talking to you dad)….this post is about the famous door knockers of Cartagena. Cartagena is yet another UNESCO world heritage site.  I don’t think the doors or the door knockers were … Continue reading

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Sloths in Cartagena

One of my favorite critters in the entire world is the sloth.  They are just as cool as can be.  (Robert thinks they are kind of creepy.  He is so wrong….)  So, imagine my excitement when I learned there were … Continue reading

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Communa 13 graffiti tour

You know that saying, “you can never go back”?

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Medellin Botanical Garden

One of our favorite places in all of Medellin is the Medellin Botanical Garden (or, in Spanish, Jardin Botanico de Medellin). The botanical gardens are free to enter and are a great place to spend a couple of hours away … Continue reading

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Bogota graffiti tour

We love street art so, when we read about the Bogota graffiti tour, we knew we had to sign up.  The Bogota graffiti tour is one of those free tours where you are expected to tip at the end of … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on 2019

Year two of retirement is in the books (and has been for some time but, as previously noted, we post things in order and we are way behind schedule).  But, boy, it sure wasn’t the year we were anticipating.  And, … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on the U.S. (2019)

So….we spent far too much time in the U.S. in 2019.  We started with about three months in Kentucky (including quick weekends in Nashville and Louisville).  As some of you know, Robert’s brother was diagnosed with cancer and we moved … Continue reading

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Christmas in Vegas

I know, I know, you are thinking “why on earth is she talking about Christmas in February?”  Well, the answer is because we post our blogs in order and we are way, way behind schedule.  So, without further ado.

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