Category Music

World Music Festival: Bombino Plays Lisbon!

Abrigada Lisboa! My favorite guitar player played a FREE unbeknownst to me show my first night in Lisbon. Que mouth-to-floor-face-melting-action! If you haven’t heard Bombino, his album Nomad was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and is a definite must hear! But really, all of his albums are amazing! Bombino is a powerful self taught singer-songwriter from […]

I Heart TULUM!

Biking, Beaches, Bellini’s – Oh, My! This bohemian-climate-loving-coastal-godsend was a great way to end the trip in Mexico, and prep me for Costa Rica. The ease and pace of this place made it a great escape from the bussing and busyness that ran me all over the country sight seeing. When I found Tulum I refused […]

Xalapa and Coatepec

The calm after the storm. We took a bus from Mexico City to Xalapa and caught up on the sleep we had missed since storming the country 5 days prior. In a way this was the opposite of D.F. and exactly what my soul needed, rest and rainforests. It was a peaceful place in sharp […]

Xochimilco, Palm Sunday Funday!

The tale of two cities, or so it felt. After the sailing portion of our Xochimilco tour concluded we took a few hours to walk the district and take in the Palm Sunday festivities. At one end of the square there were the deeply spiritual attending services and silently knotting fronds into crosses. Tranquil observers filled the cathedral with late-coming […]

The Venice of Mexico, Xochimilco!

  A short bus ride from downtown Mexico City and we were in the borough of Xochimilco, a colorful neighborhood connected by winding canals. The sun was shining and the weather was sweet. With michelada (spicy Mexican beer cocktail) in hand we boarded our colorful trajinera (canoe) and pushed off. Hundreds of boats with flowery painted images […]