Blog

Sunbathing in the Murder Capital

Sunbathing in the Murder Capital

Acapulco.  What a fantastic name for a city! The first time I heard of Acapulco was as a kid from a cheesy 1990s Russian pop song. And although I could not quite place Acapulco on the map and did not even know that the city…

If I was a Country: China vs Japan

If I was a Country: China vs Japan

If Victor was a country, he would be Japan.  He has deep respect for traditions, always courteously queues up in line, and can often be found working 16-hour days.  I am China.  I chew my food loudly, sing out of tune in a middle of…

Jamaica: The Wild Northeast

Jamaica: The Wild Northeast

As we wrote in our first post, our first instinct when planning a trip to Jamaica in 2017 was to avoid what most tourists consider to be essential Jamaica – Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios.  We opted for the less touristy and less developed…

Flamengo ‘Till I Die

Flamengo ‘Till I Die

When Julia and I were planning our Brazil trip, we turned for advice to our friend Will.  Will was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro and was a tremendous source in helping us with planning our trip. Upon learning that we were going to…