Lost in LA: The Getty Villa

Outer peristyle (August 2022) While driving the famed Highway 1 in California, one cannot leave Los Angeles without paying a visit to the Getty Villa. Nestled just at the border of Malibu in the Pacific Palisades, the Getty Villa is a hidden, yet not-so-hidden gem to check out for its vast collection of Greek and … Continue reading Lost in LA: The Getty Villa

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flight path (poem)

inspired by the desire to travel up in the air flight path flying feet across airport security all eyes on me through the gate late to check in late to checking out and about the runway away from the ground round and round the Earth spins cycles wings singing feather songs they flit float free … Continue reading flight path (poem)

10 Light Exhibitions from Around the World

A couple of weeks ago, Anita from 100 Country Trek posted an article about artificial lights she's seen during her travels. From concerts to art exhibitions, she's checked out so many of these glowing, bright, and mesmerizing events that I've been inspired to write about the ones I've come across while traveling the world (thanks, … Continue reading 10 Light Exhibitions from Around the World

Destination: Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Wheat fields in Auvers-sur-Oise (July 2019). Situated some 27 kilometres (17 miles) northwest of Paris, the small town of Auvers-sur-Oise has a rich history of artists who have lived and painted there. It is most-synonymous with that of Vincent van Gogh, who spent the last few months of his life residing in town, and tourists … Continue reading Destination: Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Destination: Xi’an, China

Xi'an (西安) is the capital city of the Shaanxi Province, located some 1000 kilometres southwest of Beijing. It's known not only for being the starting point of the Silk Road, but it's also one of the "Four Ancient Great Capitals" of China (along with Beijing, Nanjing, and Luoyang). This city's history dates back centuries, rich … Continue reading Destination: Xi’an, China