Thursday, 28 July 2011
As a native American, a true Puerto Rican and an adoptive Dutchie, I think about the meaning of Birthday’s in each culture. Turning 25 is probably the last exciting “epic”birthday American’s look forward to before the “dreaded thirty”. Puerto Ricans are excited for any birthday because it means getting to drink an extra amount of
Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Celebrating a national holiday always sounds like fun to me, especially when it's not even your holiday. To understand the magnitude of Queensday is to somewhat compare it to St. Patty's Day in New York City. For one day, everyone is green, whether you are Irish, Jamaican or Korean. Upon making many Dutch friends during my travels in South America, I was warned about an upcoming holiday that I just had to celebrate no matter where I was. Considering my recent transition towards the Dutch life, I had to understand and experience this day. This holiday is called Queensday.
Friday, 13 May 2011
Sitting alone on the warm, clean sands of Palm Beach; my mind drifts away with the windward breeze of the Aruban coastline. Four other bloggers end their weekend of paradise today while I lay here alone on the beach reflecting. Tragic right? Reflecting by the water is what I do best; there is something about warm weather and the scent of Banana boat suntan lotion that brings peace of mind.
Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
There's nothing I love more than sharing my travel stories, especially those about my travel in The Netherlands. Where does one get the desire to learn such a rough language, or even consider living in a place 3,700 miles from home? Call it orange fever, but part of this European discovery and my conquest to travel includes hopefully calling these low-lands my future home.