“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry; but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
– Maya Angelou
Travel is such a gift. I’ve connected with folks in Cuba (nine times!), Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Spain (sí, hablo español), Australia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Morocco, Barbados, Turkey, France, Switzerland, and Trinidad & Tobago. Often going back to the same country to explore some more.
I studied film and politics at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico; and political science, social research and human rights at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.