Aztec Silver

San Juan de la Penitencia dormitory was where I lived in Toledo, Spain. I knew the former convent was built before my parents’ house (1930). I visited the El Greco Museum and was amazed to recognize the curved portico balcony of the convent in his “View and Plan of Toledo” (1610-1614). San Juan de la … Continue reading Aztec Silver

Being Braver

When I set out for Europe at 20 years old, I didn’t know I could make it on my own. I was surprised how solo travel prepared me to advocate for myself in life. When I traveled alone, I was faced with central decisions. Where would I eat, drink and sleep? Decision-making muscles got exercised, … Continue reading Being Braver

“Know Thyself” –Delphi Temple, Greece

Who am I? We can take decades to answer this fundamental question. In order to find ourselves, we must make decisions and take risks. Traveling, working, and studying abroad compress this experience. Each moment in another country is a mirror where we can see ourselves as we are. Food, lodging, sightseeing, socializing, and language choices … Continue reading “Know Thyself” –Delphi Temple, Greece