Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote that there are no foreign lands; it is the traveler who is foreign. As a foreigner, my eye is drawn to people, culture, architecture, history, and everyday life. I try to look at the ground level for small surprises rather than constantly gazing upwards at great monuments. I do not believe that a foreigner who spends a brief time in a new and strange place can ever understand its “essence” (if such a thing even exists), but I hope to tell an interesting story or two about the people and places as I pass through. It is a self-revelation to one’s own limited existence in seeing other worlds and other ways of life through travel.
Destinations in this collection include Athens, Samos, Paris, Marseille, Provence, Croatia, La Paz Mexico, Baja, and Belize.