Hola! People + Places

When I was growing up, my Colombian parents read Hola!, a Spanish magazine with a focus on the luxurious whereabouts of the royalty, as if they were fairy tales. Years later, when the opportunity to write and edit travel for the U.S. version of Hola! came up, I tried to capture that child-like feeling of … Continue reading

On Gabriel García Marquez

Lovely Guernica Magazine invited me to write about how reading the Colombian Literature Nobel Prize Winner shaped my views. It was a great honor. “Whoever has read Gabriel García Márquez has a story. The first book my grandpa lent me was his beloved copy of One Hundred Years of Solitude and I remember seeing this … Continue reading


I’ve been trying to come up with reasons why I feel an urge to write about Reiki today. It might be because I’ve been giving it to myself more often and I feel it truly makes me closer to my heart; it could be the incessant pool of metaphysical questions that drown my mind in … Continue reading

What you eat is what you become

Food is fundamental to create. Every single process in our body needs the energy that comes from what we put in our mouths. Every sense in our being relates to its pleasures. It connects the insides and outsides of nature. A few years back I made a list of my favorite places in Manhattan to … Continue reading