Singing the Portuguese Blues

Singing the Portuguese Blues

It’s dusk in Lisbon.  Darkness is setting over narrow streets and mournful melodies flow out of every pub, café, and restaurant.  It’s the sound of traditional Portuguese lament, produced by a twelve-string guitar, a viola, and a heartbroken woman (or sometimes a man). This is…

Surrounded by Van Gogh

Surrounded by Van Gogh

Earlier this month, we went to see one of the hottest shows in Chicago right now – Immersive van Gogh Exhibit. The exhibit allows visitors to explore the masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh through 360-degree digital projections and an atmospheric light and sound show. Sitting in a…

A “Ruined” Vacation in Mexico

A “Ruined” Vacation in Mexico

Soft light of the early morning sun was gently seeping through the canopies of the trees as we were making our way through the jungle.  Waking up super early and driving in a half awaken state for two hours from Puerto Morelos was totally worth…

Did I Do That?!  Driving in the UK

Did I Do That?! Driving in the UK

Please start with our previous post to learn how and why I ended up driving through rural England. In May 2018, we flew to London to spend 5 days in southwest England.  By the time we walked out of the Heathrow airport, it was three…