As some of my readers may already know, I lived in Atlanta, Georgia for almost 10 years, before moving to Miami this past February. I can’t really say why, but in Atlanta I felt right at home from day one. And although I saw it change quite a bit throughout my time there, I still love it very much and I also miss it now and then. I had started writing this post when I was still living there and, since I was feeling a bit nostalgic in recent days, I just couldn’t procrastinate anymore…I had to finish it so I could share it with y’all. These are 5 places in the A that I really enjoy, in no particular order.
I had the good fortune to spend seven and a half years of my life in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. As a native Spanish speaker, adapting to my new home was pretty smooth for the most part, although I did find some differences between Peruvian and Mexican culture (which is quite normal, of course). Those differences were probably more noticeable in both our accents and terminology. Here, I am sharing a short list with a few expressions Mexican frequently use that I really like.
Six months ago I visited Puno and, just as the first time approximately 20 years ago, I was in awe at the beauty of the landscape, the warmth of its people and the vibrancy of its colors. The hospitality of my hosts (Naldi, a good friend from my early college years, and her husband Marco, a proud puneño) was definitely that trip's highlight. Yet, I'd like to share with you a few memories that I took with me and recommended activities if you plan to visit this area in Southern Peru.
When traveling by air, whether I am going away on vacations or on a business trip, I choose to travel light. I find most practical to bring along a small bag (a duffel, a back-pack or a small carry-on suitcase, depending on length of trip) to keep under the seat in front of me or in the compartment above my seat, instead a suitcase to check. My experience has proven time and again that doing so has more benefits than downsides. I list a few of its pros next.