Author Archives: Lisa Brockman

Wandering the Streets of Santa Clara, Cuba

Two days in Santa Clara . . . each day spent wandering around the town center – an area of about  24 sq blocks – meeting people, making friends.   People out at all hours of the morning and evening … Continue reading

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The Morning Paper with Fermin

I met Fermin while wandering one morning through the town of Santa Clara, Cuba.  Sitting on his stoop, hunched over the morning paper, reading through his cracked eyeglasses.  Stopping to chat a bit, I asked him if I could make … Continue reading

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Trinidad, Cuba – An Afternoon with Eusebio and Flora

Walking through the streets of Trinidad with my friend Liz, away from the typical tourist sections, we heard the sounds of bongo drums being beaten not so rhythmically. And a soft guitar accompanied by an aged melodic voice. We aproached … Continue reading

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Boxeo en Cuba, Part Two

One more look at the Rafael Trejo Gimnasio in Havana . . . this time with the youngsters.  Every bit as intense as their adult comrades, but with a lot of hamming it up for cameras.  A really fun time, … Continue reading

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I Did Not Come Here to Lose – Boxeo in Cuba

Three years ago, I was lucky enough to visit the Rafael Trejo Gimnasio in Havana, Cuba during the morning workout.  I met the most amazing men – so incredibly determined and fierce.  Last month, I was able to return and … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka – The Pinnawala Elephants

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, in the hills of Sri Lanka near Kandy, is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. With close to 100 elephants, nestled in 25 acres of coconut forest, Pinnawalla has the largest herd … Continue reading

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The Banana Men of Pettah Market – Colombo Sri Lanka

In Pettah Market, the banana men work hard.  It is hot (really hot).  The men carry many pounds of bananas on their backs and shoulders.  Their shirts are pulled up over their shoulders to provide a place to hold their … Continue reading

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Stoned in Peru

Inca Stoned, that is . . . In Peru, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, high in the Andes, is all about the stones.  Stone walls. Stone steps. Stone monuments. Stone buildings.  Stones.  Stones.  Stones.  And wow, are they stunning. … Continue reading

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Peru – Slow Time in Pisac

A couple of slow days in the Inca Valley town of Pisac and the surrounding hills.  Sunday market.  Sunday church.  Llamas.  Weavers.  And beautiful vistas.  Smiling faces. Good days.

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Happy Christmas!

Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and a New Year full of love, light and adventure! Lisa

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