Category: Videos

Dance for joy in Brazil!

Danza Afro-Brazilian Salvador Bahia Escola de Danza

I finally had a chance to edit the dance footage from the last day of Afro-Brazilian dance class of my August 2012 trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The video features a few of Bahia’s top master teachers and percussionists. Dancers…

Samba Dancing in Bahia, Brazil

Samba in Saubarra, Bahia

I can’t believe it’s been almost six months since my third trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and I haven’t put a blog post up. I’ve written about the trip, but not for this blog. Anyway, my excuse is my time’s…

Tulum

The beach in Tulum

I can’t stop raving about Tulum’s beaches since I visited the Riviera Maya and stayed in this mellow beach town for a few days. Out of this world breathtaking and magical, Tulum’s constantly on the world’s best beach list by…

Mardi Gras in Los Angeles

Mardi Gras

It was Big Fatty, or Fat Tuesday, last week – the final day of Carnaval celebrations around the world.  I can’t resist posting this video footage I shot at a Fat Tuesday celebration thrown by my friends from Swing Brazil…

Samba, samba and more samba!

Village Samba!

I just re-uploaded three videos I took of Samba dancing in Bahia, Brazil, the birth place of Samba.  Brazil’s national social dance, Samba in Bahia is usually in the form of Samba de Roda (circle dance), with everyone forming the…

Mindful travel: Bali

Photo by Kathleen Shannon.

If you have plans in the future to visit Bali, one of my favorite escapes, please don’t go there just to eat, pray, and love blindly.  Bali is paradise to its visitors, but it is still part of a third…

Turkey: Cruising the Bosphorus

Bosphorus Cruise

Here’s a quickly edited video of a ferry cruise I took on my first day of my Turkey trip, through the Bosphorus, starting from Eminönü in Istanbul and ending at Anadolu Kavağı, which is the last ferry stop on the…