Barcelona – Louder than Love

Our balcony doors were wide open self-inviting a moonlight glow.  Light hugged otherwise dim-lit corners of the apartment. Nighttime had cast a symphony of activity producing noisy street chatter of happy beings.   Eventually you were to develop immunity and sleep through the assibilation.   Chatter became the melodies of the night, the lullabies of jubilant people easing…

Amsterdam, An Experimentation

The topography is an intricate web of sorts, robotically circular, yet assembled by man. Slender homes remain compactly embraced by one another as if the supernatural had hard-pressed them together.  Beyond the currents of canals exists an overflow of colored bicycles resting like delicate ornaments, wheels eager to be spun.  Clean streets enable stone paved…

Krakow: A picturesque landscape

It’s not the vodka I culturally ingested at lunch facilitating deep relaxation, but the church bells signaling the hour.  Open windows invite a solemn sound of tradition.  They echo, through every alley and street corridor unable to escape any ear as churches fill with body to body.  “How can my churches create the same effect?”…

Colombia – A Colored Paradox

Day 1-2: Like the contrast of orange and blue layered paints, Cartagena reveled itself in a colored paradox. From vibrant buildings to somber souls, the emotional spectrum soared left and right. We checked into El Viajero hostel, where a lavish mango tree devoured the sky in size.  The floors were cracked and the shower pressure was…

Miami: Marinated in Spice

  The air is thick in density. The heat invades my pores producing a sweat that, positively mentioned, exerts a glow. Some seek shade, but I prefer the heat to be a welcomed acquaintance of mine. Beyond the building temperatures, I encounter variations of mango trees, a city facing more developments than a mainstream New…