Archive for month: April, 2017

Getting lost in the Yucatán, Mexico

26 Apr
April 26, 2017

It was Christmas Eve and we were looking for an inn.

The irony was a little lost on us at the time. It hadn’t occurred to us that it was Christmas until we saw a manger set up next to a closed churros stand in the town square of Kantunilkin, Mexico. Up until this point we thought the town was deserted; we had driven down the main road in darkness and all the shops were closed, doors and windows barricaded. So there we were, a Bahá’í, an Atheist, and not a donkey (or person) in sight.

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Discovering Petra, the Rose City of Jordan

03 Apr
April 3, 2017

When I was a little girl, Indiana Jones was my idol. He had so much style and swagger; his adventures to exotic places, his death-defying escapes from booby traps, his endless knowledge about history and legends, the casual white shirt that opened on his rugged chest, and of course, his whip. My favourite movie was the Last Crusade where Indy travels through a crescent moon valley and enters an ancient city carved into a mountain, in search of the Holy Grail. Little did I know that years later I would be standing in that very spot, about to enter the Rose City of Petra, Jordan.  Read more →