Fifteen Years After the Tsunami

I am at Sarky’s in Buenos Aires – hands down my favorite restaurant in town. It’s Armenian food. Go figure! Armenian food in Buenos Aires the home of Bife Chorizo, Empanadas and Milanesas. I am at dinner with old friends and new – that is the beauty of Buenos Aires. If you are at the […]

To be or not to be … Muslim

It’s time for some hard questions. Are you ready? I was born in 1970 in a land that was erstwhile Pakistan. You will never ever hear me say I was born a Pakistani. I am a Bengali. It’s 1971, East Pakistan has had it with West Pakistan. Divided by India in between, these two parts […]

Coming Home to Buenos Aires

July 23, 2019 Travels through South America – Chapter Two I just arrived in Buenos Aires. It’s 10:00 pm. Just as always, my taxi driver is animated and eager to talk about the economic situation and corruption in the government and the government-controlled media. Then he takes it to a whole other level – IMF […]

Peace, Love and Yoga in the Caribbean Island of San Andrés, Colombia

July 14-21, 2019 San Andrés, Colombia I had never even heard of San Andrés until recently. My best friend in Cali, Natalia had mentioned to me that San Andrés was her second favorite place in the world. Like me, her favorite is Buenos Aires 🙂 So after spending two amazing weeks in Cali, I decided […]

La Ciudád Perdida

“The Lost City” June 23-26, 2019 La Ciudád Perdida, Colombia After a few days of recuperation in Medellín from my whirlwind tour of Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar & the Atacama Desert (Chile), Uyuni Salt Flats & Death Road (Bolivia) and Arequipa & Colca Canyon (Peru), I was to tackle the Lost City hike all […]

Yoga-ing around the World

Hello peeps. Sorry for this interruption…to my standard feed. Recently I’ve been pondering the question “what does yoga mean to me?” It is a question that has come to surface recently because as I travel, I meet more and more people who are curious about yoga and I have to describe yoga in a few […]

Medellín, Colombia

June 17-21 Medellín, Colombia Next stop Colombia! I had good memories of my previous stay in Medellín last year and I returned to the land of the Paísa for a bit of a longer stay this time. I had been traveling with a heavy duty schedule for the last two and a half weeks and […]

Colca Canyon, Peru

June 14-16 Colca Canyon, Peru I was picked up at 3:00am from the Casona Plaza Hotel near the main square (Plaza de Armas) in Arequipa. I was in a big bus with a lot of people, so I felt a little confused at first. Then I realized that there was a mix of people on […]

La Ciudád Blanca

The White City June 13th, 2019 Arequipa, Peru I felt surprisingly good after a 24 hour bus journey from La Paz. The fact that I slept a solid 6 or 7 hours on the night bus made all the difference. At about 10:00 am I ventured into town. I first found Plaza de Armas, the […]

Isla Del Sol, Copacabana, Bolivia

(Island of the Sun, Copacabana, Bolivia) June 12-13, 2019 Bolivia Hop from La Paz to Arequipa via Copacabana and Puno I was picked up on time in La Paz by the guide from Bolivia Hop at about 7:15 am. They were originally scheduled to pick me up by 6:45 am and I would have missed […]

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