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Photo Essay: Plants, Landscapes, and Landmarks in Oaxaca

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After spending a week and a half enveloped in the vibrant hues of the moisture-rich Caribbean, I didn’t expect Oaxaca’s arid scenery to compare. Eventually, in different ways, I found Oaxaca’s more muted tones to be equally captivating. Oaxaca’s landscape invites you to pay closer attention to subtleties of texture and shade; to be grounded […]

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Photo Essay: My Oaxaca

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Images that capture the essence of places or experiences I often visited in the city of Oaxaca: Cafe Culture and Becoming a Regular, Pan & Co. Cafe Beginnings and Endings, Iglesia de Santo Domingo Gathering Spots and Prickly Plants, Santo Domingo Square Awareness and Beautiful Skies, Santo Domingo Square Celebration and Tradition, Santo Domingo Square […]

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Photo Essay: Gallery and Street Art in Oaxaca

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Long wanderings in Oaxaca were a daily routine for me, and these walks inevitably led to art.  Oaxaca is one of those cities where any bare surface has the potential to become a gallery—a step in a square or a grimy wall is an ideal place to add a little color or share your opinion. […]

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Photo Essay: Final Thoughts on Cuba and Portraits from Havana

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It was our last day as a group; we’d all be heading in different directions the next day or the day after. We’d recently been strangers, but now we’d shared an insane and insanely amazing week and a half together. When we got back to the city, the six of us who were left commemorated […]

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Photo Essay: Portraits from the Viñales Valley

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As I’ve already written and will continue to write about, my group came across a wonderful assortment of characters in the Viñales Valley. Here are portraits of a few of them: A father and son listening to music and dancing on their porch. We encountered them as we began our hike on our first full […]

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Photo Essay: Plants and Landscapes in Soroa and Viñales

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When it comes to photography, plants are often my favorite subjects to capture. In the countryside and nature of Western Cuba, there were plenty of opportunities for me to indulge in this passion: It was incredibly hot and humid, but with this kind of scenery, we barely noticed. A mango tree. I love the way […]

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Photo Essay: Colors and Crumbling in Havana

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While Havana didn’t always feel like I imagined it would feel, I found it to be one of those rare places that looked the same in real life as it did in pictures. There were the groups gathered on the Malecón to socialize, grand hotels that probably held interesting stories of opulence and indulgence in […]

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Photo Essay: A Creative Side of Las Vegas

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The afternoon that I escaped from the pool club party, I had a chance to see that Vegas is not completely about illusion and generic over-consumption. In its extravagance, Vegas provides room and opportunity for colorful bursts of expression and creativity. » At the Bellagio While walking down The Strip, I came across Bellagio’s “lake” […]

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