Postcards

California dream Where many see traffic jams, oppressive heat and endless concrete, I see long, straight boulevards lined with towering palm trees, along which I drive lazily with the top down, sun on my face and Shine On You Crazy Diamond in my ears.  The palm trees aren’t native, but they’ve become the most iconic … Continue reading Postcards

Quiet Belize

Belize is Central America's only country whose official language is English, rather than Spanish. The relatively young country's colonial history features the British, the Spanish, and even a territorial claim by Guatemala in the 1980s, however its independence was finally won in 1991. More culturally diverse than most other Central American countries, there are Latin, … Continue reading Quiet Belize

If you’re going to San Francisco

San Francisco means many different things to many different people. A global tech hub, flowers in your hair, a busy sea port, hippy counterculture, the gay capital of the world, liberal government, steeply sloping streets, postcard-perfect Victorian houses, ethnic diversity and incredible food to match, sky-high rents and exploding homelessness. All of these make up … Continue reading If you’re going to San Francisco