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The central plazas of Mexican colonial towns (aka zócalos)

At the centre of most Spanish colonial towns in Mexico there is a plaza around which… [more]

The central plazas of Mexican colonial towns (aka zócalos) The central plazas of Mexican colonial towns (aka zócalos)

The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

It would be hard to imagine anyone entering the National Palace in Mexico City and… [more]

The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

At age 53, Ron Perrier ended his career as a Canadian medical doctor to travel the… [more]

Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

The lure of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a developing country where, I'm told, every family has at least one… [more]

The lure of Nicaragua The lure of Nicaragua

Can falling in love change the way you travel?

A couple of years ago I shared Carol Kiecher’s blog about leaving a youth hostel… [more]

Can falling in love change the way you travel? Can falling in love change the way you travel?

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The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

It would be hard to imagine anyone entering the National Palace in Mexico City and not stopping in the stairwell to study the mural that covers its walls. It’s huge and breathtaking in scope. The images tell the story of Mexico from the earliest of times and some of it is heartbreaking such as the treatment of the indigenous peoples … Read entire article »

The lure of Nicaragua

The lure of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a developing country where, I’m told, every family has at least one cellphone and TV satellite dish, and even those without a fridge can  buy milk for their children two or three times a week. It’s a charming destination with friendly locals who regularly reassure you that “the country is safe now”.  I was there for a month in … Read entire article »

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Travel in southern Spain is surprisingly easy and so rewarding

Travel in southern Spain is surprisingly easy and so rewarding

Last spring, I spent almost a month travelling on my own in Spain, primarily in its southernmost district, Andalucía. I started in Madrid, then on to Toledo, Córdoba, Granada, Seville and Ronda, living on a strict budget and going by train or bus. The Pyrenees Mountains form a natural barrier between Spain and the rest of Europe and for a long period … Read entire article »