Places and Spaces

Where I’ve been

  • Canada: Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, Nova Scotia, Cobourg
  • Costa Rica: San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Limon, Samara
  • Ecuador: Quito, Otavalo, Banos, Mindo, Cuyabeno, Quilatoa, Cuenca, Vilcabamba, Loja, Galapagos Islands, Ruta del Sol
  • England: London
  • France: Paris, Nice
  • Greece: Athens, Crete
  • Honduras: Copan Ruinas, El Progreso, La Ceiba, Roatan, San Pedro Sula, Pigeon Cay
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Italy: Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Cinque Terre, Verona, Milan
  • Jamaica: Negril
  • Morocco: Casablanca, Rabat
  • Portugal: Vilamoura
  • Scotland: Edinburgh, Livingston, Dundee, Craigendarroch
  • Spain: Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Pamplona
  • Switzerland: Geneva, Lucerne
  • USA: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC
  • Vatican City

Where I’ve lived

  • North Attleboro, Massachusetts
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Bilbao, Spain
  • Quito and Otavalo, Ecuador
  • Washington, DC
  • Roatan, Honduras

Suggestions for places to check out? Let me know!

6 thoughts on “Places and Spaces

  1. I have just read your piece about nine reasons why you should not move to a Caribbean island. My discovery is that you are undoubtedly a MORON. IMAGINE writing such unadulterated nonsense. I do not know where you were born or grew up, but I find your lack of knowledge writing on a subject that is so beyond your capabilities nauseating. My family have lived in Barbados since 1636 and what you have said about the Caribbean is nothing short of misleading.


      • I thought your article on living in the Caribbean is spot on! Although I do believe all those emotions you describe are probably more for an expat than a local, I don’t see how you can take offense to it (Angela). It was very funny to me. I’ve lived on an Caribbean island off and on for 15 years now and completely understand the article and got quite a chuckle out of it!

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    • Angela, I don’t see why you found this article offending. Your family may have lived in Barbados since 1636, but you obviously haven’t lived in the U.S. or Canada, especially in colder cities, where many people complain about even a little humidity during the warmer months. I’ve lived in warm and cold places, Colorado and Texas, and have visited many Caribbean countries and I can tell you that the author’s points are valid concerns to many North Americans and I would guess to many people from other continents as well. Perhaps if you wrote about a place like Colorado you might talk about all the beautiful and fun things it has to offer, but would warn others to think twice if they have issues with shoveling snow, the occasional tornado and golf ball size hail that sometimes comes with it.

      I for one liked how the author turned all the negatives into positives at the end of the piece. Perhaps a better approach than calling the author a moron, would have been to discuss the points you disagreed with and why. Obviously you have a different point of view, and I’m sure readers would have been interested in hearing your viewpoint as well.


  2. Greetings from la Isla del (des)Encanto…you started me thinking about a high-school friend I’ve lost track of, born in Roatán from a wandering expat couple– now I see you’ve been to Puerto Viejo! Roberto Brady Mack has (had?) a 22h. cacao farm just south of PV on the roas to Manzanillio…we reconnected on the second of my visits to Costa Rica, 2003. Since then, sadly, no sign…will have to follow your blog/Tweets & whatever enroute posts you do!


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