Fact: I always overpack. Challenge: Survive 7 days out of a 20L pack. Good luck. For the next seven days I will be volunteering as an interpreter for a group of medical professionals in San Pedro La Laguna. San Pedro is a small, indigenous town on the southwest shore of Lake Atitlán in the Sololá … Continue reading Project San Pedro (from the gate)
One of the things I wanted to do during my most recent trip to the Island of Enchantment was to try new, local food spots. I am not the most experimental eater out there, I have my favorite dishes and I tend to stick to them: I went to Raíces for the first time and … Continue reading Puerto Rico Eats: 2019 Edition
One year and four months--that's how long I postponed my trip to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Despite the current crime wave and the multiple attempts from family members to convince me to cancel the trip, I visited the island and returned unharmed. What I did come back with was bit of heartbreak over the … Continue reading (not so) Live from Puerto Rico
Montmartre is a picturesque neighborhood in Paris--sitting atop The hill in Paris. It has often been featured in films for its charm and old-school, iconic Parisian feel. Montmartre is also the home of the Sacré-Coeur basilica--one of many iconic scenes in Paris with a bit of a sad back-story. See, the basilica was originally built … Continue reading Dear Montmartre
While I gave myself an entire eight days in Madrid, I still did not get to see/do everything I wanted. Some things I did not get to do because the facility was closed--like visiting the Palacio de Cristal and renting a paddle-boat at Parque del Buen Retiro. The park was closed during my time in … Continue reading Madrid Misses
While in Paris, I visited Sainte Chapelle--a deconsecrated Catholic church that was originally built to house Louis XIV's collection of religious Passion relics. While this place felt very sad (perhaps because it has been empty for so long), the beautiful stained glass work was breathtaking. The structure does show age and decay, despite it being … Continue reading (sort of) Abandoned Treasure
This post is a review of my stay at TOC Hostel Madrid during March-April, 2018.
Meet El Mercado de San Miguel--where the drink-while-you-shop game is taken up several levels. Mercado San Miguel is a (sort of) recently renovated, covered market where you can shop for anything from cold cuts to seafood to fruit and nuts, fritters, desserts... and of course, have drinks and tapas while you're at it too! The … Continue reading The Market That Takes the Win
This post is a review of the Airbnb Experience, "InstaWalk Shooting" hosted by Javier Gago in Madrid, Spain.
I will keep this short and sweet: Madrid is a very walkable city and I set out to photograph as much of it as I could. Here are some of the best street shots I captured around the city. No big monuments here, expect for Plaza Mayor--those will come later! Most photos were taken as … Continue reading Madrid Everywhere You Look