Along The Way

Here is a list of the people I met while hiking to the summit of Machu Picchu. Sure, there were plenty more people, but these are thise that stand out. 1) There was a 12 y/o boy from Sao Paulo who hiked to montaña Machu Picchu with his mother. He complained about the problems in…

Chincha Sour

Yojjana, a cute 21 year old caramel complected Chincha native, made my Chincha Sour behind the bar. It was delicious and sour as it should be. Perfecto! I drank with my driver, whose name I did not write down so I have since forgotten. He had fresh squeezed orange juice so as not to betray…

Cotton Picking

It was hot. There was no end to the amount of work they did. The hours were from sunrise to sunset. They were in a foreign land far from their home. Escaping was not a realistic option. If they made an attempt they risked being severely punished. The work involved pain. Each time they picked…

Classes

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr has played a pivotal role in my travels and awareness recently. I have already traveled to the same locales he visited during the filming of his documentaries on Africa, in particular, Ethiopia. A little more than four years ago he also produced a PBS series entitled Black in Latin America…

Teotihuacan

I took a tour of Teotihuacan on Thursday. Today’s visit to the Museo Nacional de Antropología was more impressive because I had been there. At the museum there is an exhibit dedicated to this site.  The museum’s exhibit affords visitors the chance to view the site from a bird’s eye view. I was at the…

Museo Nacional de Antropologica

After the Frida Kahlo museum, I plotted my next move. It took about 45 minutes to get there due to traffic, but the museum offered so much that it was worth it. Anthropology is the science of the origins, physical, and cultural decelopment, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind. That’s a mouthful….

Coyoacan, CDMX

I visited the Frida Kahlo museum today. There are two museums in Mexico city dedicated to Kahlo. I chose to visit the seemingly most popular of the two, which is situated at the former home of the artist. The home was designed with nature in mind as is evidenced by the volcanic rock used to…

London

Sadly, England is grappling with the aftermath of  this past week’s terrorist attack. It was no wonder security was so tight in and around the city. I departed from Manama, Bahrain six hours prior to arriving at London Heathrow Airport. With a six hour layover I decided to see the sights. After being grilled by the…

Peru Reboot

I had the pleasure of visiting the lovely country known as Peru. Times sure flies, because it will soon be a full two years since I was there in August 2015. This time around I have decided to ascend the Inca trail to reach Machu Picchu. Well, not exactly. I will ride a train instead…

A Quik Story 

I awoke and did what I usually do which is type ‘Dj Quik’ into my iTunes app to listen to some of his music. I was pleasantly surprised to see that he released new music — the Rosecrans LP. Now I am poolside reading a book and intermittently putting the book down to post to…

ToMoCa

If you visit Addis Ababa you must try ToMoCa coffee. We did and we were pleasantly surprised, deighted, and energized after sipping our Lattes, Caramel Macchiatos, and Blacks. Check out these photos of the first Tomoca coffeehouse in Addis. It opened in 1953.