PUEBLA, MEXICO is the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. A colonial era-planned city, it is located in South/Central Mexico on the main route between the capital, Mexico City, and Mexico’s main Atlantic port, Veracruz—about 1.5 hours by bus from … Continue reading PUEBLA, MEXICO, a MONTH as a RESIDENT, RARELY A TOURIST
My first two visits were in January, 2015 and in December, 2016. January 2015 was when I started my trip around the world for 16 months. Please read both old posts for information. January 2015 was before I knew how to insert photos but the December 2016 post has many photos. Here is the high … Continue reading MEXICO CITY, 2018, MY THIRD and LAST VISIT
WEAVING AND ORCHIDS IN GUALACEO So many of my favorite things, and so close to Cuenca, where I have my home base. I am a former weaver, spinner and natural dyer (even wrote a book, with dyed wool samples, mostly from the plants/weeds on my farm, pasted in it). But as a nomadic traveler, I … Continue reading ORCHIDS, WEAVING, GOURMET FOOD AND HIPPIE HEAVEN IN ECUADOR
The city of Cuenca, Ecuador is widely regarded as the most European city in the country of Ecuador due to its 16th and 17th century era Spanish colonial architecture resembling cities and architecture throughout Spain. The city of Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 8,200 feet above sea level, with an … Continue reading CUENCA, ECUADOR
Although I love my new home of Portland, Oregon, the weather is mostly cloudy and chilly rain, with what seemed like two weeks of warm and sunny summer weather. I was happy to use free air miles to travel to Ecuador, a country that I have longed to visit for years. Luckily, there are many … Continue reading QUITO, ECUADOR
After 7 years of traveling the world, being a solo nomad, I believe that I have grown enough to make sensible decisions, and I have found my new home. I left my organic farm in Wisconsin in 2010 and started my escape from my unhealthy past, studying community around the world, how people connect and … Continue reading I LOVE MY NEW HOME!
PACHAMAMA, NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE I waited a full month after leaving Pachamama Spiritual Community before writing this post. There was a lot to digest and appreciate in hindsight before I felt completely honest in my recollections of my experiences there. It took me the first two months to balance physically and emotionally in this challenging … Continue reading Leaving Pachamama; Arriving in Portland, Oregon