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Photo blog: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk after a Storm

February was actually the perfect time for a visit to this cozy beach town, a place that I called home for eight years during the 90’s. It was beautifully clear, quiet and there was plenty of waves for surfers. You can travel to Santa Cruz by car in one and a half hours from San Francisco. I flew to San Jose and favoring public transit … Continue reading Photo blog: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk after a Storm

Carnival in A Rio Neighborhood

Carnival in Rio gets wild on the beach.. The Sambadrome is ready for people and floats like you see on TV but meanwhile… Neighborhoods all over Rio make their own party like this that I enjoyed at last year’s (2016) celebration.   All ages, all races joined in to play music together and follow the small parade around the neighborhood. Some people danced, a fair … Continue reading Carnival in A Rio Neighborhood

A message from the women of Guanajuato, Mexico 

I took these pictures in October, 2016 in Guanajuato, Mexico during the festival of Cervantino. It wasn’t related to the festival but I felt it was important to document the voices of these women. I asked a fellow traveler from Argentina to help me with the translation and she told me that there was two terrible rapes in which the women were also killed in … Continue reading A message from the women of Guanajuato, Mexico 

Visiting Mexico City Part Two: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Diego Rivera–using his art for social justice and storytelling Palacio Nacional Bellas Artes Secretaria de Educacion I have a whole new respect for Diego Rivera’s work. I was familiar with him before but now I understand to a greater detail what he was trying to do with his artwork. Many of his themes reveal the lives of indigenous people, issues of class and capitalism and … Continue reading Visiting Mexico City Part Two: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Practical Travel Tips for the Nomad, Traveler and Living Abroad

If you’re getting ready for a trip around the world or planning to live abroad the list of things to do beforehand may seem immense. Just packing for a long time away is a project in of itself. Here are some things that I figured out along the way as I was perparing for nomad life. Some are innovative and some are obvious but likely … Continue reading Practical Travel Tips for the Nomad, Traveler and Living Abroad