Travel

Beaches by bike

From Punta Banco to Pavones, it’s a long ride to internet and the store from which you can buy batteries or get money. Best to get off and take a swim a few times on the way back. Still making the best of the trip. Teaching a few times per week and working at Yoga Farm with gardening, harvesting and cooking. Getting ready to leave soon though!

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Bus Trip South

I got dropped off at the greyhound bus stop at the Burlington Airport at 1:30 in the morning. The greyhound sign was hard to see at the tail end of the departure airline stops. It was also the middle of the night. Luckily my brother’s nocturnal schedule accommodates 1 am drop offs. Taking my bags out of his Isuzu trooper I started to get the feeling that I maybe should have packed a little lighter. Had it really been that…

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Summer in the City

Somewhere between the green mountains surrounding the Queen city with Champ’s friendly wave and the hard steamy pavement, hustle and loud echoes of streets clamoring up the fire escape of the 5th floor walk-up in the upper east side, I realized I had no desire to return to Europe.  Not never, just not right now… The walk from my apartment on the Upper East side every morning to my “office” at the Starbucks on the corner of 80th and York…

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Holiday Markets of Old Town Prague

Through the cold snow of Prague before Christmas, we walk from markets in Staroměstské náměstí to Mala Strana smelling the bread, fried meat and sweets of Czech delicacies. We tread the slippery cobbled streets carefully dodging tourists watching the astronomical clock in Old Town square with decorated trees and watercolor prints of the Charles bridge. The Christmas markets, selling trinkets that are not junk made in China, like in Napoli, but hand crafted amber jewelry from Poland. They have woven…

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Velvet Praha

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. A lot of holidays in honor of the induction of democracy to formerly occupied Communist Prague. It would be nice to say everything went perfectly after that but capitalism has its pitfalls as well. However, life here is very genuine and has the spark of magic still, after a thousand of years. Prague is a multicultural mecca between the East and the West, choosing freedom over a life of mundane bowing;…

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Fall of the Wall Graffiti in Berlin

Stepping off the plane in Berlin, collecting luggage,  I am glad for the rail system that will take me into the big apple of Europe. Berlin is covered in graffiti. Art reflects life and right now Berlin is celebrating the fall of the wall in 1989. Dinah tells me about the Wall and where it was before the fall and we drive along the fault line from West to East to get from the main train station to her house. Colorful…

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A place of lively comfort

The train whistle is familiar but muted as we glide along the tracks in New England from Penn Station in New York to my family home in Vermont. I go for the last time to visit the house I grew up in. My parents are thinking of selling it and I am headed out of the country, so I want to see the walls that kept childhood memories intact for all my return visits my whole adult life, one last…

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Pumpkins in the Snow

It’s snowing outside and my heart goes out to all the Halloween pumpkins left stranded in the snow.  It’s too early it seems for them to be this cold, alone and unpicked.  The ghosts following from the past will be lost at night with the wind howling and the blanket of white covering the hallowed grounds of the rocky mountains. Moving here was seeking something refreshing and new, and learning things I don’t already know about my own country.  Summoning…

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Road trip to Vegas

Vegas baby, I had good reasons to go and not a single thing keeping me in Denver the first weekend of October, 2008. The video is of the red rocks and desert canyons I passed through to get there. Utah desert from kamala rose on Vimeo.

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