Mexico City – Adventure by Design

Thirty minutes from descent my neck stretched forward from an aisle seat. I was searching for an “end of the lights” sort of darkness where the city was marked off by its surrounding borders.  But, it never ended.  The lights were in a constant and continual repetition like an infinite galaxy of star clusters, sixteen…

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…

Paris – A Medium Bodied Wine

Paris was comparable to a glass of medium bodied wine, harder notes jarring with the fruits of romance.  I envisioned a tug of war game, a rope struggling to clutch its underpinnings while mixing with our contemporary society.  Prior to journeying from NY to Paris, narratives and memoirs succeeded in influencing the belief in an…

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…