Puerto Ricotecture

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is a popular cruise destination with many national historic sites as well as interesting architecture of the capital Old San Juan, which I call “Puerto Ricotecture”. USA – Puerto Rico – Images by Kymri Wilt What most cruisers don’t realize is that the sites are quite accessible without boarding…

Travels by Textiles – My Guatemalan Sleeping Bag

I learned a long time ago that the best souvenirs to bring home were things that were easy to pack, wouldn’t break, and didn’t weigh too much. In my shopping abroad, my further requirement was that souvenirs be specific to the country where obtained, and ideally handmade as opposed to factory produced in China (unless…

Guatemala – "Comfortable Vulnerability"

Antigua, GuatemalaThe bluebird school bus weaves its way assuredly through the diverse landscape north of Guatemala City to Antigua. As much as my body wanted to nod off like the girl covering her head next to me, I could not shut my eyes from the beautiful countryside we were traversing. The air was fresh, mild,…