Today started the same as the other mornings in Valladolid: awake before the sun comes up, sitting in front of my computer with the giant wooden door wide open, breeze coming in, the church bells ringing, and the street dogs waiting for my sister to give them attention. The only difference with today is that … More Valladolid & Tulum | Time to Relax
My sister flew down to Playa del Carmen for one week. A week where my work schedule had changed, and I was working off-hours. Not optimal for a quality hang. So we made some compromises. The first full day my sister was in Mexico, we drove down to Akumal for the day. My sister, Lindsay, … More Akumal, Quintana Roo, Yukatan
Castellon de la Plana. That place in Spain you’ve never heard of. A thirty minute bus ride to the Mediterranean coast, and where if you go just a little bit further, you’ll find Voramar, a little place frequented by Ernest Hemingway in the 1930’s; inspired by the calm waves and the white sand, it’s entirely … More Nugget of Peace
Today I’m grateful for: 1. Max and our burrito picnic party, cilantro makes everything just a little bit better. And of course, Julie, who brought the wine. 2. The sun. Today was the first beach day. Still a little cold for bikini wear, but perfect for outdoor picnics, sarongs and sunglasses. Sub category a: Living … More matching couple lovers
The first Saturday on the sand. Casualties of war: skinned knee, aching hip, sore body. I couldn’t be happier.
Beach exit from Haeundae station, walking towards the ocean, I always try to look for clues of old Hauendae, the way it used to look when I first arrived to Korea in 2006. I miss those days. I miss that old street. What is now a double lane, modern paved road, lined with wide sidewalks … More Haeundae, old skool
Gwangali, just before sunset. The lingering fishermen make one last catch. Pride shines through with the latest grab- the coveted crab. Small, but beautiful. Dinner. 맛있어요.
Our final scene in a three-day shoot for Busan Haps Magazine was concluded with a suite on the 15th floor at Paradise Hotel. Rumor has it, the president once stayed in this giant of a hotel room; I’ve never been in anything quite as extravagant. Two bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, down comforters, incredible view of the … More It’s a wrap
A pARRRRRRot. (okay, that’s a bit of a stretch and doesn’t showcase my full love for pirate jokes, but…). A day at the beach is never fully complete until an ajoshe rolls up with a parrot on the handlebars of his ten speed. On another note, La Poderosa is back in action, better than ever; … More What’s a pirate’s favorite animal?
Summer equals beach equals sand equals sand on your feet. Sand on your feet equals sand in your apartment. Sand in your apartment equals sand in your shower, your bed, your rug. This morning, trying to make pancakes, I found it in my fry pan.