Tag Archives: Destination Guides

Guanajuato – Vertical City

Guanajuato – Vertical City

No towers or sky-scrapers loom above.  I know of no elevators and can’t think of a building that has more than five floors.  Yet I live in a vertical city.  Guanajuato spills colorfully down the sides of a canyon.  The streets, “callejones” wind up and down with labyrinth-like unpredictability.  It’s beautiful, enticing and sometimes challenging. […]

Mines, Masks and Mirós – Sight Seeing in Zacatecas

Mines, Masks and Mirós – Sight Seeing in Zacatecas

My mind was being assaulted with unexpected visions of devil masks and Picasso pictures; flashbacks of peyote-induced yarn paintings.  My friend and I were completing our second day in Zacatecas and we were both suffering severe cases of PMED – Post Museum Euphoria Disorder. Like the city where I live, Zacatecas is one of Mexico’s […]

The Big Island of Hawaii’s Place of Refuge

The Big Island of Hawaii’s Place of Refuge

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau – Place of Refuge You have committed an infraction against ancient Hawaiian law.  The system of justice is simple and efficient.  You are sentenced to death.  Since you live on an island, there is no chance of escape.  Or is there? All you need to do is reach Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, the Place […]