the Hidden Gem series
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Make comments, suggest topics, let me know if the discussions here and on my sister site are informative, helpful or just completely useless!
Big enthusiast from this blog, a considerable number of your posts have truly helped me out. Looking forward to posts!
thank you – keep enjoying.
Please cite your sources when you bash on Drs. I have found numerous errors in your posts about the Drs in Bogota
I take exception to your comments, as I haven’t ‘bashed’ anyone. If you have a question or comment about my errors, ask me about it.
hi, i have been thinking for a while to undergo vaser hi def procedure with dr hoyos. i know he is the one who invented this procedure. threfore i beleive he is supposed to be the best in this particular one. though i read your blog(not your book) and you suggest to be careful because the procedures he follows in the or as far as safety standards are not very good. could you please explain more in details what you mean by that? i am very close to decide to go to him, but your blog got me scared. thank you
Note to readers – comment answered on another forum.
What a courageous way to answer the question: “So what don’t you like about Colombia”. I have been reading your blog for approx. 6 months. I am expanding our business to Colombia and I read to help prepare me for this market. This is an excellent example of why I read your posts. Keep up the good work!
I’ll be sorry if/when you leave Colombia…
Thank you for your comments, it’s appreciated. As the world gets smaller – to me, it becomes even more critically important that we discuss, address and speak honestly about different cultural perspectives, customs and experiences, even if these perspectives may appear negative to outsiders.
I find that as North Americans, we are often poorly prepared to understand and acknowledge these differences, and it is crippling in business, and international relations. Even with a bachelor’s degree in sociology (with emphasis on health and illness across cultures), it has taken several years to learn and appreciate these differences (and what they really mean in a ‘real-life’ sense, beyond the most traditional stereotypes (ie. machismo, so-called ‘latin’ time orientation etc.)
I did leave Colombia – I came home yesterday, but not because of any of the issues I wrote about (and I will be back in Medellin in late July). But as an ‘independently financed’ (ie. self-supported) writer, I had to come home to earn enough money to pay for my continued writing. But don’t worry, I will always return.
My reply yesterday was the first time I’ve replied to a blog (ever). I am not a blogger, I miss too many details writing vs. telling a story (one of your strengths as a writer).
This topic struck a nerve. As I mentioned, I’m expanding business to Colombia, but also other countries in Latin America. Machismo and a general preoccupation with appearance is surprising and it requires attention if I am going to be successful with expansion. Again, thank you for posting! I read every one, so keep up the good work!
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