Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

May 1st 2013 Rural Chiapas highway Guatemala-bound The cars are all stopped What’s going on? Thirty minutes Walk to the front Road blocked with stones Circle of peasants, organizing What’s going on? Walk back to the car People seem annoyed But not alarmed Is this normal? Peanut vendors emerge Mango vendors too Thirty more minutes … Read more


Our fourth and final month in Mexico, photos of which are included in the slideshow below, demonstrated the breadth and variety of both landscapes and cultures within the country. Since December, we had traveled through deserts and along beaches, over mountains and into jungles. We saw abundant street food become meaty street food and then … Read more

Church at Chamula

The smell of firs was subtle, nearly overrun by the fragrant smoke dancing wildly away from large, incense-filled chalices. Windows near the vaulted wood roof shed a faint light on thousands and thousands of tiny flames, each sitting atop a thin candle that had been balanced carefully into a grid with hundreds of other wax … Read more

Cabin in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

A cabin in a quiet secluded garden with secured parking, a fireplace, a hammock, space for the dogs to roam, and a reliable web connection, all within a fifteen minute walk of the Centro? Sounds good to me! Here are some pictures to do the talking for me…

Weight Machines

This is a series detailing some of what appear at first to be more mundane details of a place, but will hopefully be illuminating as insights into the grind behind the “glamour.”  Groceries Our host has a large, beautiful, organic garden full of colorful blooms and a wide variety of edible greens that she welcomed … Read more