El Prado is a popular, tourist-y type of main drag in La Paz. My hotel, Hotel Copacabana is right in the heart of it. On Sundays, they have these art-walk type parties called Feria Dominical Del Prado, with live music, arts & fun things for kids like big chickens!Read More
Thanks to our local contact here in Bolivia, an amazing super-woman super-star Viviana Coloma, I was invited to speak at a prestigious private school here in La Paz: Saint Andrew’s School. Saint Andrew's is a very innovative and progressive school system with strong Catholic values. Students learn multiple languages from an early age, and the school prides themselves on strong academics, with an emphasis on technology, sports and building well rounded students. It was an honor to be invited to speak.Read More
World’s largest salt flats (~11,000 sq km), Salar de Uyuni was on my Bolivia bucket list. It’s hard to describe the beauty of this desolate, dried up lake. Looks like snow. The exceptionally clear blue skies combined with white as far as you can see make for a brilliant backdrop to shoot a film.Read More
Waterfalls, rainbows and butterflies. EVERYWHERE.
A few weeks back when I was in Buenos Aires, I took a trip to Iguazu Falls, which borders Brazil and Argentina. The trip was nothing short of spectacular. There are anywhere between 150 to 300 waterfalls in Iguazu depending on water levels. It’s paradise.Read More
Last week, I changed my Facebook cover image to a sunset snap of Huayna Potosi (in the Andes), ~25km from La Paz, ~6,088 meters, aka 19,975 feet. What I didn’t mention is that I was mentally preparing to climb to the top of it.Read More
The slogan: Cholitas Wrestling: “Only in La Paz do you get to see the local ladies dishing out more punishment than your local bouncers on a Saturday night!” I can’t even explain how happy this event made me. It was pure joy. Best $15 USD I‘ve ever spent. (Sorry, Patrick. We WILL go back!)Read More
Sunday night, we landed in La Paz, the highest capital city in the world: ~12,000 to ~13,500 feet above the sea. The altitude is no joke, and many Remotes were immediately sick. Thankfully, I’ve avoided any alto affliction BUT, Tuesday, I fell prey to the stomach sickness...Read More
The Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) is an 11 day film festival that spans 27 different venues around BA. I was exploring the Centro Cultural Recoleta area, and noticed some familiar faces on signage for BAFICI. Good ole Wallace n Grommit from Aardman Animation Studios! The British animation studio is celebrating 40 years and lucky for me, the Creative Director of Aardman, Merlin Crossingham was speaking in a free Q&A seminar!Read More
We landed in city #3: La Paz, Bolivia! But, I’ve got more to say about my beloved Buenos Aires! I saw 5 art museums, each with their own style. But, some of the best art in BA is on the streets. Just like New York City, or Venice, Cali, street art is part of the cityscape. It is encouraged and celebrated. And, I think it's beautiful.Read More
Trying to explain Remote Year to people was challenging. Most cannot grasp the idea of working remotely while traveling. Seems too good to be true? But, it could be possible for YOU! My fellow Remote & product guru Charles Du is launching an online course on “Becoming a Successful Digital Nomad - The Complete Guide”.Read More
One of my goals for this Remote Year is to host 1 public speaking workshop per city. 12 cities, 12 workshops. I’m calling the series 'Communicate Like Cousteau'. (RY3 code name = Cousteau) Jacques Cousteau was a true Renaissance man. A revolutionary scientist, explorer, filmmaker, conservationist, photographer, author, etc. Cousteau was also an orator who often gave speeches about his ground-breaking work and political views. I think Cousteau would be proud of us. And, I hope we honor his name.
The last of my 4-part Buenos Aires Art Museum review series. (BTW, there are much more than 4, but I have so much more to talk about, like the scintillating Street Art...)
Bellas Artes, aka Fine Arts. The granddaddy of all museums. It's finer than a fine wine. Magnificent. Grand. Reminiscent of the Washington DC National Gallery of Art. Like a second cousin once removed.Read More
The Contemporary Art Museum is right next to MAMBA and it is a great complement to the Modern Museum. Minimalism is the main motif in MACBA. 'MAC' might as well stand for 'minimal and clean'. While a bit smaller than the other 3 museums we visited, the space was brilliantly curated and aesthetically on point.Read More
Another rainy weekend in Buenos Aires made for memorable art museum adventures! Lucky me, I met the most amazing mujer, mi novia nueva Fernanda, who is studying to be an art curator. She showed me 4 museums in 2 days: two in San Telmo, and two in Recoleta. (Both are awesome artsy areas of BA)Read More
We have two co-working offices in Buenos Aires, called La Maquinita Co. Both are modern, hip spaces with high ceilings. Very cool & creative environments. I highly recommend checking them out if you’re in BA!Read More
My fellow Remote Arestia Rosenberg is a Moth StorySLAM Champion! A StorySLAM is an open mic storytelling competition. Storyteller names are picked out of a hat randomly and each person has 5 mins to share a story based on the theme ‘del dia’. Arestia hosted a StorySLAM last night, and of course I wanted in.Read More
El jueves pasado, I left Spanish class and heard rhythmic protesting, and occasional kabams! (the norm in Argentina) Careful curiosity drew me near...Read More
I met the coolest Buenos Aires chica Fernanda, who invited me to a live show on Sunday with her amigos Bruno and Fernando. The show was at this garage venue El Emergente, and started super early for Buenos Aires (~6pm) because it was Sunday.
(Wait, so I guess they do follow SOME laws here?)Read More