Monday, January 11, 2010

Oyez, Oyez: Please Change your Bookmarks and Favorites

Ok, so maybe my blog isn't on you favorites list or most viewed websites; however, the following information is still important even if you only pass the occasional glance. To start off the new year of 2010 I am changing my blog site and will now be using Tumblr. I could go into my reasoning, but pretty much it's just cooler and I see nothing stopping me. Click below to discover my caleño blog part two!

La Vida Caleña, a blog by Nick Cheadle on Tumblr

Just in case you're old school and would like the actual address, simply type in and you shall arrive!

Looking forward to keeping up to date as we start into 2010! Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

The famed feria de Cali is coming to a close and has been quite the party. Enjoy a little more classic salsa caleña (really, I just can't get enough). I'm off to Bogota tomorrow for a nice trip with Julie and will be back in Cali the week of the 11th to get settled back into every day life, organizing, preparing for classes and activities, and yes - writing! A very happy new year to you all!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Photos from algunas haciendas vallecaucanas

A couple photos from my day trip to some sugar cane haciendas north of Cali a while back with a friend of mine and her amazing grandfather. Enjoy!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Feliz Navidad!

Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas from Youngstown, Ohio!

My holiday stint back in the States has been full of family and friends, making me ever more appreciative of the amazing people I am blessed to have in my life. I'm headed back to Cali this weekend and cannot wait to be back in the hot city of salsa again. You can be assured that I will be writing some big posts in the next couple of weeks before I start back up with my projects, classes, and activities in Cali to keep you up to date on all that's gone on since my last major post in Ecuador. Hope everyone is enjoying a time to take a step back, appreciate, and evaluate. I heard a new Christmas song this year that I really loved. First recorded by Stevie Wonder back in the 60's, I prefer the Jack Johnson version. Give it a listen!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cali Pachanguero / Cali Alumbrado Navideño

Ok, so here's just ONE more salsa for you - Cali Pachanguero. Rough translation of the song: Cali is the place to be and you know you wish you were caleño!

Also, some photos of the Alumbrado Navideño when Cali gets dressed up for Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Nice Salsita

Asi no! Just a little something to remind me of Cali now that I'm back in the States for a bit!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

P.S. Cali - I missed you

After being back in this city a mere twenty four hours I have realized on numerous occasions how much I have missed her. I've missed the constant music pumping into the streets, calls from friends ready for a night on the town, beautiful people...everywhere, beautiful mountains casting their unceasing gaze upon the city, dancing salsa and merengue until four in the morning, and the cool mountain breezes that come as sunset is at hand, dissapating the hot heat of the tropics. I like you Cali. I have to run off again for a while, but I promise I'll be back.