Copenhagen leaves a big impression through small touches. You find candles on the tables even at a budget Indian restaurant as well as slices of lemon in the water pitcher. You see throngs of cyclists on a sunny Saturday dressed in smart weekend clothes, instead of sports gear. You watch groups of four and five… Read More Catching Up on the Hygge Trend: Copenhagen, August 2017
Me alegró ver que el Museo Nacional de las Mujeres Artistas destaque esta obra de Remedios Varo. Se colocó esta pintura en el centro de una gran sala, con una obra bonita de Frida Kahlo a su lado. En mi reciente visita, vi a algunos jóvenes que corrieron para tomarse unas fotos con la pintura… Read More Feliz cumpleaños, Remedios Varo.
When my husband comes into view, I am looking at the green mountains of northern Haiti. The lush backdrop around the coastal city of Cap Haïtien is a welcome surprise. You read so much in the news about the serious deforestation in Haiti, especially around the capital of Port-au-Prince in the center of the country.… Read More The Postcard You Didn’t Get From Haiti
Cuando mi esposo aparece en mi línea de visión, estoy mirando a las montañas verdes del norte de Haití. Este fondo de exuberante verde rodea la ciudad litoral de Cabo Haitiano. ¡Qué buena sorpresa! Se encuentran tantas noticias sobre la deforestación en Haití, particularmente cerca de la capital de Puerto Príncipe en el centro del… Read More La Postal Que Nunca Recibiste de Haití
Try to imagine who recently picked up a spray can of paint and wrote this line from a 30-year-old Pink Floyd song Our writer made his mark in a comfortable neighborhood in Bogotá. This wall is around the corner from a gym that occupies several floors of a building. Although the gym is dedicated largely… Read More Pink Floyd in Bourgeois-tá, Protest Slogans on Churches: Graffiti in the Colombian Capital. December 2009.
My husband and I were standing on Montserrate, which overlooks Bogotá, when the music surprised us. “New World Symphony” by the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (DVOR–zhak). David and I had gone up for a sunset drink on our last night in Colombia, stopping at the restaurant shown to the left. We had no idea that… Read More New World Symphony, Bike Paths and Other Pleasant Surprises : Bogotá, Colombia. December 2009.
The waiter told us the trick for enjoying a traditional Bogotá breakfast of chocolate santafereno style. You rip the block of mild rich cheese served with your breakfast into little pieces and sink them into the cup of rich chocolate. Then, with the spoon, eat the curd that forms. It may sound weird, but it… Read More Chocolate With Cheese, Exotic Fruits and Braised Goat in Ant Sauce : Eating in Colombia. November-December 2009.