The past week has proven everything can change in the blink of an eye. In less than five days I've had to close my coffee shop, cancel all traveling plans and postpone indefinitely a publishing workshop I'd been working on with several independent publishing houses. On the other hand, an academic article I wrote in … Continue reading Back to blogging
Quite late for this but...
Monteverde was the fourth stop in our Costa Rican adventure. It was quite the odyssey to get there from Tortuguero: we took the boat to La Pacvona, from where we took a "colectivo" to Cariari, a bus to San José and finally another bus to Monteverde. It was all worth it though, Monteverde is one … Continue reading Among Clouds: Monteverde, Costa Rica
The greatest appeal of Costa Rica has to be its natural diversity. The number of beautiful places and animals that live in this small country was the main reason I wanted to visit it. And it did not disappoint: monkeys and turtles, active volcanoes, beautiful beaches and national parks everywhere. Nevertheless, my least favourite part … Continue reading Stalking Turtles
“It’s not about being lost but about trying to lose yourself”
My first couple of nights in Costa Rica were a total fiasco. My friend and I had been planning this trip since March and, as the date drew closer, we were increasingly excited to arrive in what every site on the internet promised would be heaven on Earth. We arrived in San José and made … Continue reading Cycling Along the Caribbean Coast: Four Beaches in Costa Rica
I suppose the Grand Canyon is one of those places that haunt your imagination way before you visit them. I had seen it in movies and read about it countless times, I had imagined it while reading Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire and seen it on Instagram time after time: drone pictures, helicopter videos, dangerous-looking selfies. … Continue reading Rock and Sun: The Grand Canyon’s South Rim
A Vegas holiday has never been on my bucket list. I have always thought it's not my kind of place and now I know I was right. However, that was the destination of my last family holiday and I admit I was curious about it. Plus, that's the city of The Killers, I wasn't about … Continue reading Where Neon Lights Come to Die
Last month I travelled to Yucatán with a friend. It's hard to pick highlights when a trip is as cool as this one was, but I won't even hesitate to say the cenotes were the definite highlight. Actually, I think it's safe to say that they were one of the most memorable adventures of my … Continue reading Seven Cenotes in Yucatán
The Secret History by Donna Tartt has been on my radar for a while now. I've heard many people praise it and as many hate it, which really made me want to read it. One of the reviews on the back of the book says, "a thriller for thinking people", which I took as a … Continue reading Men and Gods: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Five awesome places less than two hours away from Mérida.