An Indian summer in Calgary

A last-minute decision to spend a few weeks in the town where I grew up: Calgary, Canada. An opportunity to reconnect with old friends, family and places. Escape the other-worldly frenzy in the hundreds of parks and bike paths. It’s a little chilly, yes, but it’s so very beautiful! Enjoy the photos 🙂

Documentary film – the youth in Bosnia-Hercegovina

“20 ans après le dĂ©but de la guerre, les jeunes bosniens tentent de s’approprier l’identitĂ© d’un pays nĂ© en mĂŞme temps qu’eux la Bosnie-HercĂ©govine” documentary film / webdocumentary languages: Bosnian; French; some English link:http://www.courrierinternational.com/webdoc/une-jeunesse-bosnienne

Bolivian army helps us weed our garden

So, this morning I went out to get some bread and milk only to return to the house 5 minutes later…and see that about 60 or 70 soldiers, from what I am assuming is the national army, are busy flaying their machetes around weeding the small strip of park across the street.  I didn’t thinkContinue reading “Bolivian army helps us weed our garden”

WWOOF in South Bolivia (Tarija)

With an expiring Peruvian tourist visa as the so-called excuse to bugger out of the Sacred Valley for a few weeks…I headed out to Tarija, Bolivia last Saturday night from Cusco.  I had two buses to patiently sit through, a 15 hour ride from Cusco to La Paz (one of the capitals of the BolivianContinue reading “WWOOF in South Bolivia (Tarija)”

Ecology or practicality? Musings on “developing” vs. “developed” countries

Interesting that what we take for granted in the West (cleanliness, timeliness, accessibility etc.) are naught but whispers of a dream in the developing world and what we take to be an ecological or ethical approach becomes a question of practicality in a place without…garbage or recycling services.