South West Mexico
Trinidad & Tobago
Arriving at the South Quay bus depot, I could finally fully feel and see what I had only glimpsed through the bus window. First was the humidity followed by the palm trees and the rigid buildings that flanked the depot. Making my way through the peripheral buildings of downtown Port of Spain, I began to wander through a heavily industrialized . . .
On a clear afternoon, you can see Antarctica in the distance. On other days, the view from the harbor will leave you with the sensation that you are cut off from the rest of the world. Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, appears as though it is perpetually in autumn with the trees’ red, brown, and yellow leaves askew on the ground. . . .
I was well rested after having slept soundly and only waking briefly during an earthquake with its epicenter in Lima about 350 miles away. My only indication was a rumbling and then the slight movement of my bed. The quake felt more like a dream due to my fatigue, and I soon went back into a deep sleep.
The local forecast . . .
Although the restaurant was packed, I easily found a table for one. The locale was small, practically a living room crammed with small wooden tables, thin table cloth, and various condiments at each table’s center. Bowls of noodles, dim sum, rice, and egg rolls were found everywhere. The conversations translated into soft murmurs amid . . .