2017 … So Far

I had been working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since August 2016. I hadn’t been to the capital city, Riyadh, yet. However, things soon changed for me. Dammam is only a thirty minute car ride from Bahrain. On weekends I made my way to Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.   In late January I took a trip…

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…