Che & Guerrillero Heroico

I will bet you have seen this portrait image of Che somewhere before. Entitled Guerrillero Heroico (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter), this now iconic photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was taken by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda in 1960. The Maryland Institute of Art called it "the most famous photograph in the world and a symbol of the … Continue reading Che & Guerrillero Heroico

Lucha Libre!

On Monday night I was sitting with a new Mexican friend and his daughter on the high concrete bleachers in the Arena de Puebla. We were all screaming swear words (which I will be including in my Spanish vocab count) at a muscular man standing triumphant on the ropes of the ring wearing only tights, … Continue reading Lucha Libre!

The Great Bun-Fight

Per capita, I think Wellington punches well above its weight for sheer number of different great eateries. Not even really trying, you have several fantastic options on most streets. Some are hidden away and need a local's recommendation, but then lo and behold, the ultimate Wellington foodie festival, Wellington on a Plate; with fantastic restaurants … Continue reading The Great Bun-Fight