Prague – Gritty Places, Serious Faces

The Guy and I came to Prague so I could get ICL surgery. I visited Prague 10 years ago and was enchanted with the Baroque architecture and especially the Charles Bridge. You access the bridge by going under a large tower and it's lined with statues of patron saints. The gothic style and historical significance lend... Continue Reading →

Guatemala: Picturesque Landscape Meets Road Rage

Guatemala was absolutely stunning. Sprawling mountains against a backdrop of fog gave it a mystical appeal. On sunny days, the rolling hills continued back endlessly like something from a painting. It gave me the understanding that life IS what inspires art. Despite its beautiful scenery, many other factors contributed to Guatemalan  culture. RANDOM THINGS Roosters,... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Thanksgiving a World Away

Thanksgiving is about practicing gratitude. More specifically it's about the celebration of generosity and giving refuge. It didn't work out for the Indians, but that generosity became the centerpiece of what it meant to be American. As a child of refugee parents, I'm very proud to call myself American. America is my country; America is... Continue Reading →

All the Shades of Blue

In the past few days, we visited an underground river, the lake of 7 colors, and a small 2-street town in the clear green Caribbean waters. To understand this area better, it's helpful to know some history. About 65 million years ago, a giant asteroid (named Chicxulub) hit the earth near where we've been traveling and... Continue Reading →

Exploring Yucatan’s Mayan Roots

The Yucatan peninsula is, as my hostel owner would call it, Peter Pan Land. With hundreds of cenotes, caves, underground rivers, and Mayan ruins, you needn't look far for a great adventure. It's even home to one of the New World Wonders, Chichen-Itza. The Mayans lived in this area but each ruin was as unique... Continue Reading →

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