My tan never faded in 2015. It continued to get deeper and deeper and I had gotten to a point where I didn’t think I could get any darker. BUT, my melanin was bourgeoning. After every trot around the globe I had to replace my foundation – and it was worth it to maintain my skin-tone’s level of “fleekiness”. I write this as I actively … Continue reading The Beaches I Visited in 2015
Unsuspectingly, one day, I received a package in the mail with tea in it! My friend and his wife returned from their honeymoon in East Africa and brought back me some tea! I’ve never had cardamom tea; but it smelled really good. After procrastinating on drinking this tea, for weeks, (until I bought a new suitable tea cup). Thank you Anthropologie – your dishes are … Continue reading Zanzibar Cardamom Tea
Going to Cuba on a whim was easy. I inquired about going to Cuba on a Tuesday, paid for my ticket on Tuesday, and left Monday. Booking my ticket was the easiest part; it was having to tell my family, three days before I was due to leave, that was the hardest. Friday’s conversation: “Hey family. I decided to book a ticket to Cuba. I’m … Continue reading Varadero||Myself, The Beach, and I!
While watching the sprightly movie ‘Chef’ I became nostalgic for Cuba. The movie had plenty fervor, family, and delicious meals. In ‘Chef”, Carl Casper was a dissatisfied head chef at a high-end restaurant where his inability to excel was in the hands of a dead set restaurant owner. Only after his social media melt down Chef Carl Casper found joy and creativity in starting food truck … Continue reading The Food In Cuba.
Morocco has left a lasting impression on me where their produce is concerned. While in Rabat, I had the best peaches the world has ever given me. Every morning I stopped by a fruit stand to buy peaches for nearly 2-3MAD (barely one USD) for nearly five peaches. The peaches were DIVINE – every time. They were so good that I would eat them with … Continue reading There’s a Peach Out There for Me, Somewhere!
When I wake up in the morning wishing I was elsewhere, I am always nostalgic of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. My emotional state of well-being peaked while there and my craving for happiness was totally met. Not that I don’t have an ongoing list of happy moments, because I do – but, “Pura Vida” is not synonymous with them all. “Pura vida is a characteristic Costa … Continue reading A full cup of “Pura Vida”!
We intended to get our scuba certifications before going to Belize – but we didn’t. We scheduled a snorkeling tour to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley before we left San Pedro. Enjoy! Continue reading Snorkeling in Belize. A Photo Essay!