Unplugged Moments: Q & A with Mary

Travel, whether near or far, affords me the opportunity to meet people I wouldn’t otherwise meet. It allows me to leave my assumptions, stereotypes and bias' at home, though as a WOC, it's often the reverse. I often encounter people who overtly express the stereotypes they hold because l’m the one bringing something different to their space — like my skin color, a twist of my Caribbean-American accent and most times my big, long, messy havana twist. People in other countries always seem to be intrigued and are not afraid to show it.

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Village to Voyage: A Trip to Ubud, Bali

Before being able to travel I did vicariously though books. I was an avid reader, and mentally books took me through countries without even getting out of bed. One day i’m in Somalia the next i’m in Sudan. One day i’m in Brazil and the next I’m in Bali, except this time, my physical presence really made it to Bali.

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Nusa Penida: Indonesia’s Best Kept Secret

This is the island where water and electricity will shut off at certain times during the day and I don’t mind because there is something so peaceful, still pure and so true about island life. There is something so serene about the Nusa Penida's crystal clear and calm waters, paths unpaved and unchartered, untouched and natural.

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Rumah Pohon: Nusa Penida

I’m sure you’ve heard it, if you’re looking for a luxury experience at a low cost, visit Bali. Well i’m here to tell you to also visit Nusa Penida too. Just a thirty minutes boat ride from Bali and before you know it you’re steps away from the island’s best kept secret.

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