CRUISIN’ IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

Pia Henrietta | 16 October 2016 | Wanderlust SANTA CRUZ (or Holy Cross in Spanish) is the capital and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Santa Cruz’s population at 62,864 as of 2013. Before the Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and colonists set foot in Santa Cruz County in the late…

Blue and Gold We are Calling 

A high school mini reunion, August 6, 2016 “Melissa is already at the restaurant,” said the text that came from Jassana. “Hi, Jass. I’ll send Melissa a text to advise her that Mavic, Magene, and I are already on our way there,” I texted back. “There” meaning the Buon Appetito restaurant in Hayward that was…

Café in the Dark

Prague There is a coffeehouse in Prague where the waiters and waitresses are BLIND. They serve their customers in total darkness. Café in the Dark, a project at the Potme (Slovak word for “in the dark”), operates for a few days every year. The café aims to open the eyes of sighted people to a…

Is There a Doctor in the House?

– a personal experience During a recent trip to Italy, something serendipitous happened to me. Upon my arrival at the Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome, aka Fiumicino Airport,  I immediately claimed my luggage and headed for the train that would take me to the apartment where I would be living during my two-week stay….

Postcards, Anyone?

CREATE YOUR OWN POSTCARDS USING YOUR OWN TRAVEL PHOTOS!!!About a few months ago, I mentioned that sending yourself a postcard while traveling is one of the best ways to remember your travel experience. I know most of us like to travel (locally or internationally) and when we do, we ALWAYS take photos of the places…

THERE ARE NO ELEVATORS TO SUCCESS, ONLY STAIRS

Nowadays, at my age, I find it interesting to find myself face to face with a college kid working behind the counter of a coffee shop, a fast food restaurant, a grocery store, and what not.  Sometimes, when there’s not a lot of customers, you see them peeking through their school notes while working to…