I looked out my window and said, “Oh no, not again . . . oh wait, maybe . . . . just maybe . . . could this really be fog? It was, and it was beautiful. Check out these photos of the almost mystical fog that covered Xiamen a couple of evenings ago.
Cross-Cultural Impasse, Or A Barbarian In Civilized China
I try walking down the street in Xiamen with my kid when it was raining. This is against the protocols of this culture.
Typhoon Trami Makes Landfall But Seems Pretty Tame
Typhoon Trami hit mainland China this morning, but it doesn’t seem to be doing much.
No Alcohol Sales During Hurricanes in Mexico
TULUM, Mexico- Hurricane Rina was on its way and I attempted to prepare. I was in the coastal town of Tulum, right in the path of the ranging storm. Being a traveler, I had no windows to board up, no cars to provide shelter for, no hatches to batten down, but, knowing hurricane culture well, [...]
What is the Weather Like in Israel in Winter
Q: What is the weather like in Israel in the winter? What clothing should I bring? A: As for weather in Israel in January, think autumn. Expect temperatures between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius, 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit depending on your location in the country. In the south around Eilat, the temperature will be higher, [...]
Landslides and Floods in Mexico
Landslides and Floods in Mexico from Tropical Storm Matthew SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico- The rains fell for four days throughout southern Mexico. It did not fall in torrents — no cats or dogs fell from the sky here — but the rains did fall in a steady drizzle, slow, consistent, throughout four days [...]
Rains in Mexico from Tropical Storm
And it rains in Mexico SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico- And it rains, and rains, and rains through the night, by morning it is still raining. Tropical storm Matthew is moving through Tabasco state — just north of Chiapas — and making its way through Mexico. In San Cristobal de las Casas, we get [...]
Travel to Guatemala After Agatha Tropical Storm
Travel in Guatemala Tropical Storm Agatha FINCA TATIN, Guatemala- “I receive emails from many tourists who think that they can’t travel here in Guatemala because of Agatha,” I spoke to worker at the Finca Tatin one night over beers. He looked at me funny. I repeated my statement, reiterating the fact that Agatha was the [...]
Rain Cancels Appointments in Latin America
FINCA TATIN, Guatemala- I waited for two hours in the rain for a girl once in Salango, Ecuador. She was the prettiest girl in town, we had a date. I hardly even noticed the rain that came down overhead — where I am from, Upstate New York near Lake Ontario, a mere rainy day does [...]
Skin Care in Jungle is a Travel Health Priority
FINCA TATIN, Jungle near Livingston, Guatemala- Traveling in extreme climates often means taking additional measures to insure health. The jungle is an extreme climate. There are illnesses here that do not exist in other regions — insects, poisonous serpents, spiders, things that bite, and bacteria that travelers from other climes have little resistance to. Though [...]