We are still in Puerto Escondido, or more accurately Nopolo. We have been taken in by a couple I met when I drove from La Paz to San Diego to meet Josh and sail the coast. She and her husband retired here and they have been a literal port in the storm for us. Hurricane
We arrived in Puerto Escondido last night, a large natural harbor. It was my first good night of sleep since leaving La Paz; even the lightning storm that cruised by in the night couldn’t keep me away. (This was our first night with no swell or wind waves to toss us around inside the boat while
We are anchored at Agua Verde, just 23 nautical miles south of Puerto Escondido. This place is called Agua Verde for its turquoise waters–but it must have been named in the winter, since the hot summer water seems to have made the bay truly green. We haven’t ventured to the tiny town yet, as we
Jonathan Guyer has contributed a chapter to Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution, a forthcoming book from Routledge. His chapter focuses on the translation of Arabic political cartoons. Here is Jonathan’s abstract: This chapter reflects critically on the translation of Arabic political cartoons, both in broad and narrow terms. The questions I address
We had an amazing trip to Isla Pardito, one of the few inhabited islands in the Sea of Cortez. The island is less than 1/16th of a mile across and the cement block, thatch roofed houses are all stuffed onto the westward slope. There are four families who have lived there for five generations. I
Josh and I take the boat to Bahía Falsa just outside of La Paz to scrape the underwater jungle off of the hull. Most likely the hull will never get this overgrown again during our trip. La Paz has a reputation for growing forests on boat hulls, plus sailing keeps it cleaner. Perhaps El Niño
Enjoy this video shot by Fellow Jessica Reilly featuring a group of rays “flying” out of the ocean. Through video Jessica shares with us a glimpse of some of the spectacular sights that can be found at sea.
In the wake of the tragic Charlie Hebdo attack, newly appointed ICWA Fellow Jonathan Guyer has become a media sensation. A specialist on Arabic cartoons and culture, Jonathan is ideally suited to supply a unique Middle East-based perspective on developments. Most recently Jonathan authored a piece for Guernica Magazine. He has written several other articles, including