Observing how people move to the beat of the music is a great way to learn about a particular culture. At times it’s a fast-paced dance like samba, it can be a slow dance like the bolero[...]
Dance brings people together, and Colombian cumbia brings out all the emotions. Yesterday it was Bryant Park Dance Party: Cumbia night at the weekly dance Party in Bryant Park, NYC. Cumbia originated in coastal Colombia and[...]
I watched the Haitian Vodou episode of Believer with Reza Aslan on CNN last week. While most of the segment was interesting and informative, there were some things I have issues with. As someone who grew[...]
It has been proven that learning a new language is beneficial to the brain and can open so many doors. But, we sometimes hear that multilinguals are smarter. Is that really true? While speaking more[...]
Photo: Berlin, Germany. May 2016. As a traveler who likes to be well informed, I do a lot of research into a country’s culture, traditions and history before going there. One thing I’m never quite[...]
I have to admit, I actually enjoy taking the subway in NYC. I think that’s one way to have real, accurate perspectives of life in the city. After all, most New Yorkers take the subway.[...]
Traveling is like painting, each trip is like brush strokes on canvas leading to an artwork. I’ve been fortunate to have had some memorable experiences while traveling this year. I’ve linked travel and art throughout this[...]
Discover Card has a saying: “It pays to discover.” The credit card company likely came up with the slogan to highlight the benefits of using its services. There are also many benefits in engaging on[...]
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