Capoeira + Curaçao

Posted in Capoeira| Curaçao
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For most people, the draw to a Caribbean island includes sandy beaches, non-stop sunshine, umbrellaed drinks or perhaps a romantic getaway.  I wouldn’t turn any one of these down and it is true that Curaçao delivered on each of them (OK – maybe not the romantic getaway part for me, but I saw plenty of couples looking at…

Travel Tips for Capoeiristas

Posted in Capoeira| Packing| Tips
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Early on in my capoeira career, I remember sitting, tired and sweaty, on a gym floor after a full day of training, listening to one of the capoeira masters speak. His words stood out to me as he talked about the importance of travel as you develop your skills in capoeira.  How going out in the world and experiencing…

Choosing Between Two Loves for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Capoeira| USA
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This past weekend was another treasured 3-day weekend. For someone who doesn’t mind red-eye flights or a few extra hours on a plane, this is a great time to get a little farther afield.  Knowing the President’s Day/Valentine’s Day/Carnival weekend was around the corner, I had been eyeing locations in the Caribbean and South America that I had not…

Expat Adventures: Ana in India

Posted in Adventure| Capoeira| Expat| Work

Like my last Expat Adventure subject, I met Ana (aka ‘Atrasada’) through the amazing martial art of Capoeira. I had traveled to New York for a Capoeira event in 2006 and met her there during a night of workshops.  We kept in touch and a few years later we met up at another event in Rio de…

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