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Mexico 2019

It was so amazing to visit Mexico again! This time in the state of Nayarit, a place I’d never visited on my previous trips through Mexico before. I was so excited! We flew into Puerta Vallarta and went up the coast to the little village of Sayulita. A gorgeous place on Earth, blessed with constant ocean surf and jungle all around.

Playa Los Muertos

Playa Los Muertos

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Sayulita is small and very colorful. The new buildings come with humungous murals on them in a variety of styles. It was very inspiring to see.

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Finding food with dietary restrictions can be a tough challenge in Mexico, but it’s not so bad in Sayulita. We can be thankful to the Californian hipsters who came before us, I guess :)

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Surfing is one of the biggest things in Sayulita, along with art.

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As are traditional ceremonies. We got lucky to see and hear some of the local festivities and a Sunday mass.

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I’m so grateful that this little paradise exists within a 4hr flying distance to Northern California. Just what I needed to shake off that winter blues :) I also really love Mexican humor about the political climate.

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What can i tell you about Australia

December 2017, I finally reached one of my long-term destinations - the continent of Australia. I had been mesmerized by australian aboriginal art since the moment i first saw an exhibition of it 20 years ago, so it was a long awaited encounter.

In Australia, they call restrooms "toilets", everybody has a slight sunburn on their face and a surfboard in their closet, they tap credit cards on the register when they make purchases, and sometimes they say "fair dinkum", meaning of which is so elusive only a real Australian is able to make use of it.

Here's some of my favorite moments from the trip:

One lovely afternoon my friend Paul took us hiking in Yarra Ranges Park and it had the biggest ferns I've ever seen and mountain ash trees, which are a kind of eucalyptus.

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A trip down the Great Ocean road culminated in a surfing session and I even caught a ride or two in the splendid water of the Pacific. 

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The Brighton bathing boxes were striking in their vibrancy, and the Melbourne skyline beautiful in the bright summer sun)

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Going on a ferry to a nude beach in Watson Bay with views of the Opera.

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National Gallery of Victoria had some great contemporary art.

I want to love you by Del Kathryn Barton

I want to love you by Del Kathryn Barton

I also enjoyed the collection of contemporary Aboriginal art at the Ian Potter Gallery.

Minyma Tjuta Tjukurpa Artist Wingu Tingima

Minyma Tjuta Tjukurpa Artist Wingu Tingima

It was eye-opening to hang out with the locals and enjoy the many facets of Australian culture, nature and creativity. I'll be sure to go back in the not too distant future. I'll be excited to hear from you about your findings in Australia, in comments. In the meantime, i'm wildly inspired to produce new work :) if you're not my IG follower yet, be sure to add my IG channel for some stimulating content. 

kisstiger©2018