Category Archives: Travel

Portugal 1972


The first song I learned in Portugal was at the motel Continental in Oeiras.  I had met a group of high school seniors who called themselves “Os bandidos da praia.”  They called themselves this because there was a cottage industry … Continue reading

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The Wandering Roma: A Historical Snapshot


The much maligned Roma (Cigano, Traveler, Tzigane, etc) are seen the world over.  While traveling in Guatemala in the 1990’s I decided to get off  the chicken bus in Chichicastenango for a few days and rent an actual hotel room … Continue reading

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