Sunday morning is the perfect time to explore any new city. The tranquility makes it easy to see the bones of the place without the people, traffic, and workaday commotion – and there’s no better way to do it than on foot.
Remember the old psych quiz where you’re asked a question and supposed to say the first word that comes to mind? If the question was How would you describe Bali?, we would blurt “Exotic!”
Travel presents endless possibilities for exploration and learning, and a good place to start is with architecture. A culture’s buildings are a depository of its past, present, and future and architecture communicates more than you might realize.
Talavera … the word just rolls off the tongue, promising something exotic. In Puebla, Mexico, this elegant, yet earthy, ceramic tile blankets the walls, flows over fountains, and carpets the floors. Tiled church domes shimmer in the sun. From murals and mottos, to angels and addresses, no surface is left unadorned.
“Chance favors the prepared mind.” –Louis Pasteur
“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes.” ― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Easter has its bunny, Santa Claus is Mr. Christmas, but today is all about hearts. And you’ll be hard-pressed to walk five steps without seeing one.