Tag Archives: Philadelphia

100 Porciento Boricua!

29 Sep

On Sunday, I rode my bike up to North Philly to check out the Puerto Rican Day festivities.  It was amazing, and probably one of the craziest things I’ve seen in a long time.  There were flags everywhere, lots of pimped out cars, and some serious pride on display.  Even though I was only a few miles from Center City, Philadelphia, I didn’t really feel like I was in America.  The dual nationalism and the mixture of cultures I see day after day in North Philly is surreal and I have to admit, I love the fact that my morning commute to work in el Norte feels like I’m biking to another country.  More on that to come.

Photos via Lab2112

My biggest adventure yet

20 Sep

My new home?

For those of you who know my affinity for traveling and crazy adventures like volunteering at a migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, heading to post-earthquake Haiti, or soaking up the Caribbean sun in Tulum, you will understand all the more profoundly why my latest major life shift has become my biggest adventure yet.  In the past four years since I’ve graduated college, I’ve traveled to over 20 countries, lived in countless cities throughout the world, and had some amazing adventures, yet I also have not stayed at a job for longer then 6 months.  My resume is suffering, and so, for that matter, is my bank account.  So, I decided to do something about it, and I got a real office job in a regular American city.

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