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Drama, Romance, and Mexican Ditch Weed in Puebla

The first time I smoked Mexican ditch weed in Mexico itself was in Puebla, Mexico. It was probably the ugliest thing I saw in Puebla other than this toilet. Pretty much everything else I saw in Puebla was stunningly gorgeous. Jaw-dropping. Colorful. Beautiful. Historic. Fun. Crazy. Warm. My host is a mountaineer at heart, and Read More

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Digital Nomad Lifestyle: Places I Have Taken Meetings for Work

One of the more jarring parts of the digital nomad lifestyle is taking meetings in USAmerica while being in someplace that is very much not USAmerica.  I like to immerse myself in the places I visit. Work is one of the things that keeps me rooted to USAmerica, because even though I work with a Read More

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Don’t cry for me, Cartagena: Jewish James Bond

This won’t be your ordinary Cartagena travel blog. Yes, I did the ordinary Cartagena travel blog things. Wandered the streets of Old Cartagena. They mostly involved cannons. Lots of thick, old, walls. Colonial buildings and museums wherein I learned that from its New World headquarters in Cartagena, Colombia – the Spanish Inquisition stretched as far Read More

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Cannabis in Argentina: Buenos Aires Weed

Buenos Aires weed is not the biggest draw. It’s the vibration of the city itself as expressed in everything there as well as the Buenos Aires weed that has me entranced.  I’m not sure why, but I fantasize about Buenos Aires for many years. I suppose it might be the impact of Evita, which has Read More

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Brazilian Weed

My favorite thing about Brazil is not Brazilian weed. I love the shameless display of the human body. All shapes, all sizes, all colors, just let it all hang out.  So many places caught in the clutch of Abrahamic religions have added way too much cloth to be comfortable – especially hot places. Especially black Read More

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Secrets Huatulco Resorts

What to do when a couchsurfing experience goes awry? How about one night at an all-inclusive, adults-only resort. I grew up in the era of Club Med, which sounded exotic and fun, but was likely not something I would have enjoyed if I was an adult at the time. As a child I didn’t have Read More

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Big Dick Energy: Kurupi, Tokoloshe, Kokopelli

Kurupi. Tokoloshe. Kokopelli. I’ve already told you what these have in common, but come along with me on the journey that made me realize it… Kurupi in Paraguay I’m in Asuncion and my host explains to me that the Kurupi Yerba Maté we are drinking is named so because of a Guaraní legend. She says Read More

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Cannabis in Uruguay

I had heard about legal cannabis in Uruguay before I first visited in January of 2016. Was eager enough to sample it, but wasn’t seeking it out. I didn’t have to. Everywhere I went in Uruguay there was cannabis growing. During second visit to Montevideo in December of 2017 there was still cannabis growing everywhere Read More

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Buying Drugs in Iconic Places

I do not often, as a rule, find myself buying drugs on the street. Nor do I make exceptions for parks. I frown on other people buying drugs on the street, in almost all situations. This is because I have had realistic and horrid encounters with drugs of unknown origins. If I didn’t make it Read More

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Singani or Grappa?

Grappa is the first beverage distilled from wine grapes or other fruit or must or pomace that I consume. It’s my twelfth birthday, and I am in Montecatini Terme, Italy, at a resort with my parents who are traveling on business. I’m at a long table for dinner, gorging on breadsticks and pasta and chocolate Read More