I heard this song last weekend at Carnaval SF and then Pandora played it on the Marc Anthony station. And now–I can’t stop watching the video. But listening is a close second. It’s with Cuban group Gente D Zona and Marc Anthony but it’s about everybody of Latin America. I think the opening line is interesting that Miami–a US city is the confirmation. Practice your … Continue reading La Gozadera Gente D Zona Ft Marc Anthony’
For over 20 years I’ve been making a pilgrimage to San Francisco’s Carnival Celebration on Memorial Day weekend. It is a celebration of many things. Naturally it is inspired by carnival in places like Brazil and has the signature samba music and bikini clad dancers. But it’s so much more. Continue reading “Carnaval SF is Many Things”
The scene was long: lines reaching around corners and long blocks. People waited hours and felt it was worthwhile not only to wait to hear Bernie Sanders speak but to show the numbers, irregardless of whether or not they got into Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Enjoy this mini slide show from Peru at what is called the “Poor mans Galapagos”. The starting off point is Paracas. Easy to get to by bus from Lima. I’ve never seen so many birds! Continue reading Islas Balletas
It’s hard to believe I’ve moved away. I thought I would live in California–or San Francisco for the rest of my life. I have spent more time on the West Coast of the United States then I have on the East Coast, the place of my birth. Continue reading “On Leaving California”
I watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show, Parts Unknown last night. It was on Jamaica and about where the creator of the James Bond movies lived on the island along with how a local fishing community will make way for another expensive resort. Continue reading “Way I Could Have Done Better As A Traveler”
1. My body type is well represented on the beach. Lots of women in bikinis with butts, rolls, tummies and dimples and not a care in the world. Continue reading “Things that I love so far about Rio de Janeiro”
Tomorrow I fly to Brazil and a desire 20 years in the making, will be no longer a someday. For over 10 years I was a samba dancer. I discovered Brazilian dance in a performance one night in the early 90’s in my first year Santa Cruz, CA and I was enthralled. I started taking classes, eventually doing student recitals and performing with a Seattle … Continue reading Tomorrow (Amanhã) I go to Brazil