Fino Cambur

Cool Bananas

About Us and Cool Bananas

We are a family of 3 who moved from Seattle, Washington to Caracas, Venezuela in July 2012.  We wanted a place to share our journey with friends and family, so we created this blog.

One thing we just couldn’t agree upon was the name.  Michael liked “Cheese and Caracas” (for a punny play on words), Kat suggested “Que Chevere!” (Venezuelan slang for “how awesome!”), and Graham insisted on “Pam’n’balls” (which was too superb to pass up, so now he’s got his own page).

Then just yesterday we were chatting with our nanny about Venezuelan slang and the perfect term came up in conversation: Fino Cambur, which roughly translates to “Cool Bananas.”  Bingo.  We knew we’d finally found our title!

So here you have it: the Stein-Ross family record of all the things we think are Cool Bananas.


5 comments on “About Us and Cool Bananas

  1. Dan Ryen
    September 17, 2012

    You guys are awesome!! Wish I could’ve made it over to see you before you left but all of a sudden we got super busy. I’ll keep up on your adventure as much as I can and I’m sure we’ll get a chance to meet up in the future. Take care and all the best to you!

    • msteinross
      September 18, 2012

      Of course we’ll catch up with you in the future, somewhere on this wonderful planet of ours. Thanks for checking in on the blog!

  2. Michael Anderson
    January 19, 2013

    I love your blog, but Pam n Balls takes the cake. Nice writing and photos!

  3. Maria
    February 25, 2014

    Hello Kate and Michael. My name is Maria, from Spain, and in July 2014 I will be living in Caracas because my “adventurous husband i going to work in the Spanish Embassy in Caracas. My children will study in ECA, Ïm already in contact with Monica, in charge of Admissions and we will live around the school. I just want you to say thanks for your blog… nice, useful and positive… Reading you make feel good with the idea of living in Caracas for 3 years. Thanks!!!!:-)

    • msteinross
      February 25, 2014

      You are so welcome. I hope to meet you and your family when we come back to school in August!

      We are traveling to Spain in June. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Send me an email so we can discuss more! msteinross at gmail dot com.

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I'm a mom to an amazing little boy, wife to a supportive and adventurous husband, teacher in an international community, and lover of gardening, reading, cooking shows, lattes, and sharing.

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