Of Mount Fuji, the Bamboo Princess, and the time I didn’t train to climb a mountain

There’s a Japanese saying that goes like this: “A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji once. Only a fool climbs it twice.” There’s a reason people say that and I got to find out why. I did not really believe René and Vassili the first time they told me we were going to climb Mount Fuji.Sigue leyendo «Of Mount Fuji, the Bamboo Princess, and the time I didn’t train to climb a mountain»

Mexico City: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Studio House Museum

So a friend and I decided to go to the Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Studio House Museum in the beautiful neighborhood of San Ángel, located in southern Mexico City. Two cousins of mine who live near there joined us in our visit to the Studio. Address: Altavista Avenue, esquina Diego Rivera Colonia San ÁngelSigue leyendo «Mexico City: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Studio House Museum»

Madrid, Cervantes, and Musical Theater in Mexico City

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) is probably the most important Spanish writer in the history of literature. He played such an important role in shaping Spanish literary culture, that echoes of him can be heard in our common sayings, in contemporary pieces of literature, in theater, movies and TV, and in other kinds of media. In short: prettySigue leyendo «Madrid, Cervantes, and Musical Theater in Mexico City»

Belgium: Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

Belgium is famous for its chocolate tradition, which dates back to the 17th Century. Of course, they import their cocoa beans, but chocolates are a big, big part of their culture and economy, and the quality standards for chocolate production are higher than in the rest of Europe. In Belgium there’s a chocolate shop in every corner,Sigue leyendo «Belgium: Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate»

Bélgica: de libros y monumentos

Bruselas El último día en Bruselas desayunamos en Le Pain Quotidien, un restaurante-panadería fundado en Bruselas en 1990 por Alain Coumont, un chef que, al no encontrar el pan adecuado para su restaurante, decidió hacer el suyo en un pequeño local en la 16 rue Dansaert. Hoy en día, es una cadena internacional. Nosotras fuimos al que está dentroSigue leyendo «Bélgica: de libros y monumentos»