New Orleans – True Heart of the American South

Famous for being the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, Louisiana is wonderful, one-of-a-kind destination. “In the late 19th century, while the rest of America was stomping their feet to military marches, and New Orleans was dancing to VooDoo rhythms. New Orleans was the only place in the New World where slaves were allowed to own […]

24 Perfect Hours in Niagara Falls – Waterfalls, beach sunset, wine tours

I had this idyllic vision of Niagara Falls. Something spectacular, massive, breathtaking. Beyond that, I had no idea what to expect. One night, at my friend Melissa´s sister in Waterdown, Ontario, she suggested we get a package deal at one of the hotels, which would surely include wine tasting around Niagara on the lake. And […]

Top 6 Most Fabulous Ancient Armenian Dishes

When I was growing up in Uruguay, my grandma always made dishes that we considered to be Armenian food. But when I visited Armenia, the food was very different. My family, coming from parts of an ancient Armenian kingdom that had been conquered by the Ottoman empire, in this case, Marash, had preserved traditions that […]

ALEPPO was ALEP – Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Yesterday, I learnt about Turkey’s tactics to turn the Armenian genocide-themed film “The Promise” into a box office failure. Apparently, they have been entering about 100,000 poor reviews on Imdb, buying seats in theaters and then asking for refunds, so the seats will be empty, harassing actors and producers, etc. Now that Turkey is even more […]

Best French Films to Watch in 2017

This is a strange post for this site, but since films are a great way of “traveling” sometimes, I thought I´d share a list of some of the fabulous French films I have watched over the last months. After making a conscious decision to avoid anything produced in Hollywood, I was able to discover many fabulous […]

Athens for Digital Nomads – Where to write your masterpiece or edit your film, best wifi cafes, poolside cafes & more

On many days during my stay in Athens last summer, I went out on a quest to find the perfect coffee shop to do some work on my laptop. Because August was so unbearably hot in the city, at some point the search mutated into a quest for the perfect hotel pool, one that allowed day passes. […]

Viaje hacia la luz – Nicolás Ibarburu prepara su próximo disco

Nico Ibarburu es una persona que me ha enseñado muchas cosas a lo largo de mi vida. Sobre todo, a escuchar, a dejar ser. Y no es porque sea o pretenda ser un ejemplo de nada. Nico es alguien que igual se queda hablando quince minutos con un tipo de la calle que le quiere contar […]

Uruguayan Candombe

Bilingual poems about candombe, the true essence of Uruguayan music   Candombe blues (Montevideo, 24 de Agosto, 2012) Hay una melancolía salvaje en el candombe un trance que deshace lo que pasó todo es ahora todo es tambor   Lo sagrado (Montevideo, 24 de Agosto, 2012)Las manos del Lobo en el tambor   La mort de […]

Best Montevideo Restaurants – LUCCA Affordable Gourmet

After having lunch there one lovely Saturday afternoon, I can say that it was probably the best culinary experience I have had at a restaurant in Montevideo.

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