The Magic of Cusco, Peru

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From the moment I laid eyes on Cusco from the plane, I knew that I had
arrived at a sacred land. I am not sure if the fact that I was traveling here with some of my best friends, to a place that I had dreamed of visiting for so long, incremented the magical experience. Nevertheless, I was certain that this ancient city held the fascinating rich culture I had learned about. Continue reading

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Thailand – Sangkhlaburi: Behind the Smiles

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When the ones I love sleep in a world I left behind, I am awake in a strange land. However, it is I who is strange here, yet I am welcomed as one of their own people. Thailand has challenged me and pushed me out of my comfort zone. It humbles me everyday, reminding me of my childhood in Cuba. Reminiscing of those moments as I am sitting at a café all my senses are awaken. The sound of the calm music along with the raindrops by the windowsill, play the perfect harmony. At this very moment the books around me, and my thoughts that linger on are all I have. Continue reading

Èze: Whisper of the Earth Goddesses

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If climbing to the heavens was possible, I think I would know the feeling of it, difficult, wearisome, but absolutely enlightening and magical. Those were some of the thoughts going through my mind as I did the hike to Eze Village, the medieval town that is at the peak of the mountain standing 429 m (1,401 ft) above sea level. I’m not sure if it was the heat trying to hold me down tenaciously, or the fact that I didn’t have a big meal that made me feel like the hour and a half hike lasted even longer. Continue reading

Villefranche-sur-Mer : Eyes Wide Open

DSC_1236 (1)It’s hard not to fall in love with the picturesque town of Villefranche-sur-mer. The sailboats at the harbor are so perfect they almost look like toys and the colorful buildings can brighten someone’s day even on a cloudy day. When I first arrived to the south of France I thought I was going to have a lot of time to reflect on life and the future ahead, but for some reason I always find myself contemplating the present.

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Glamour in Cannes

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Cannes is a city in the French Riviera full of luxury and glamour, from haute couture shops to 5 star hotels. Since 1946 it has hosted the Festival de Cannes, where the highest award Palme d’Or, or the Palm award is bestowed with much honor to the director of the Best Feature Film. This year the festival took place at the Palais des Festivals, from the 14th until the 25th of May.

I was fortunate to experience the ambiance and brightness of the city during the festival. Continue reading

A Village in Provence

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There is something about the towns in Provence that just makes me feel like I’m in a fairytale book. The flowers blooming on windowsills, the narrow cobblestone streets leading to quaint shops and cafes, and the smell of warm bread coming from the nearest boulangerie, it’s simply magnificent.

Valbonne is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Continue reading