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HOME BOOKS ABOUT ALLAN TEACHERS BLOG & NEWS CONTACT I’m having a nap in the middle room with Soly, the Abby named after Chanda’s little brother. He loves to snuggle and stick his nose in my ear. Oh yes. And I nap with Penster too… And...

CUBA: SANTERÍA

Hi there,Today begins a couple of posts about santería and the purification ritual I had with a santera in the countryside outside Guardalavaca in north-eastern Cuba. This is a statue to Babablú-Ayé, otherwise known as Santo Lazaro or Saint Lazarus. I took it inside...

15 THINGS I’LL NEVER FORGET

That’s my foot hanging out the open door of an old Russian helicopter sputtering its way above my resort in north-east Cuba en route to a trip over the Sierra Maestre mountains to Santiago. I was strapped by a simple waist-only-seatbelt into what seemed to be a...

SKINNY DIPPING AT IGUAZU FALLS!

It’s one thing to SEE Iguazu Falls. It’s another thing to be in it. Well… there’s a trail that leads several miles into the semi-tropical bush at the end of which is are a pair of falls that land in a natural pool. It’s the one place in...

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

“Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo…” Mom left Dad when I was a baby and we went to live on my...