Musings from the Mountains

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Semana Santa

No one celebrates Easter the way Antigua, Guatemalans celebrate Semana Santa, Holy Week, with rituals that date back to old Spain. Magnificent, ephemeral festival art comes to life and is lovingly trampled. Along the streets, people cluster in groups around artists creating beautiful but fleetingContinue reading “Semana Santa”

Hiking Mt Fuji

The recommended way to climb Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san as it is called in Japan, is to begin at midnight in the summer months when the weather is less volatile and extreme. Hikers carry flashlights or don lighted headbands to illuminate the trail. The goalContinue reading “Hiking Mt Fuji”

Reading on the road

In a recent post about Iceland, I mentioned that I often purchase books as part of my further education while traveling in a country. I look for a local bookstore, peruse the English translations, and inquire about notable classics. Often, it’s a volume that’s studiedContinue reading “Reading on the road”

Basket women of Chilascó

After weeks of torrential rain and mudslides, I joined a friend to visit artisans in a remote village, detouring around road cave-ins under reconstruction until, after a four-hour drive from Antigua, we reached the turn-off to Chilascó in the central Guatemala department of Baja Verapaz.Continue reading “Basket women of Chilascó”

Carnival in Trinidad

My son and I were invited to join Carnival in Trinidad, reputedly second only to Rio, with a Caribbean flavor. We had connected with a cousin in New York whose partner is from Trinidad and Tobago. “We go every year. Do you want to come?”Continue reading “Carnival in Trinidad”

Outstanding Blogger Award

I am honored and grateful to be nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award by Angela from SUITCASE Travel and Jess from I’ve Bean Travelling. Please visit Angela and Jess’s blogs and read their interesting travel stories and other thoughtful posts. Originally Outstanding Blogger Award was created byContinue reading “Outstanding Blogger Award”

Hope is on the horizon

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson Welcome 2021! There was a pastel sunrise over the mountains out my window, as the sunshine poured slowly overContinue reading “Hope is on the horizon”

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Popular posts/stats

as of April 20, 2021 (since March 2020)

Popular travel posts
The Silence of Iceland: Wildlife
Peru: Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu
Pamplona: Bulls and elegant dinners
New York, New York

Popular essays
Libraries in my life
Hope is on the horizon
Reading on the road
Inspiration

A few of my favorites
A Japanese treasure
Aloosh, Doodee, and Foofah


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