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Colourful Valparaiso

Sunday, Valparaiso city centre, 2 hours north of Santiago.
I have just taken a creaking and groaning rickety wooden funicular up one of Valparaiso’s steep hills – saving myself from climbing literally hundreds of concrete stairs to the top.
My plan is to wander through the neighbourhood at the top, crossing into the next neighbourhood to take another funicular back down to the city centre below. As I make my way up the street a jeep screeches to a halt next to me Read more

The Imaginative World of Alebrijes

It is said that an alebrije will choose you, rather than you picking it from midst its crowd of companions all carefully displayed; and according to some, they actually represent your spirit guardian.
Alebrijes (al-a-BRE-hays) are brightly coloured and painstakingly detailed painted wooden sculptures primarily made in the communities of San Martín Tilcajete and Arrazola, Oaxaca.

The sculptures represent all kinds of beings – from owls, jaguars, frogs, and grasshoppers, to fantastical creatures like rooster-grasshopper hybrids, and fire-breathing sharp-toothed winged reptile-like creatures with googly eyes. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated