Category Archives: Travel

Happy Valentine’s day to my lover, Salvador da Bahia.

Like love, each city is as different as each lover and partner. And as  with each  lover, you  learn something unique about them and yourself, but most importantly, you learn about love. You have The lover, the rebound, the first … Continue reading

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Eva,72,Solo backpacker, grandma, and artist.

Eva is 72 years old although her couchsurfing profile says 62 (as a recommendation from her granddaughter who thought people would be less likely to host her because of her age.) She’s been backpacking solo around the world ,escaping the … Continue reading

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Music Soundtrack of Jericoacoara, Brazil

If movies can have soundtracks  to capture the mood, why not have a soundtrack for  towns? These are the songs that help to paint the reality and set the mood of this beach paradise. With each tune it will bring … Continue reading

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How traveling teaches us about love : the rebound lover, Jericoacoara,Brazil

If towns were like lovers, jericoacoara ( “jeri” )would be the perfect rebound lover. Jeri is that type of beautiful rebound lover who revives you after having a tragic heartbreak and makes you feel young and beautiful again. Makes you … Continue reading

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May(it)be in Olinda, Brazil

Maybe it was the effect of the full moon, the beginning of a new season, maybe it was the axè drink , maybe the deliciously good food from street, or the multiple beers bought from the street, maybe it was … Continue reading

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Scuba Steve in Salvador da Bahia

It’s around midnight in Salvador on a weekday night. Barely any traffic on Salvador’s busy urban boulevard. But in the walkway , a middle-aged man walking through the park in full scuba gear-full wet suit, flippers , goggles, and holding … Continue reading

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Welcome to Brazil: The First 24hrs

Llegar a Brasil: aterrizas en el aeropuerto, vas al baño y la limpiadora canta una canción bossa nova. Preguntas para direcciones y te lleva personalmente a la parada de bus. Llegas a la parada de bus, y el conductor te … Continue reading

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Ciudad gris: Potosí, Bolivia

Cerros sagrados transformados en  campos de esclavitud. Riqueza valorado con el brillo de minerales y plata.  En su hora de gloria fue mas grande que París y una de las ciudades mas ricas de las Américas. Ahora es la ciudad … Continue reading

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If cities were men, Rio would be my true love.

It’s  one year since I left Chicago, the place where I spent 19 out of my 24 years. I´ve been  living in Quito for about 6 months now. Quito is the city of  my birthplace and where I spent my … Continue reading

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“dirección” del Espiral

Esto ni es el empiezo ni el final ni el medio del cuento. Como la vida no corre en línea recta no hay por qué escribir sobre ella en una secuencia que no coincide con la realidad.  Es verdad que … Continue reading

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