The butterflies’ secret.. a tale by a city girl

IMG_1317Northern Thailand, the countryside with its ever lasting green lands, I take a deep breath of real fresh air and admire the surroundings. We just landed at Sakon Nakhon’s airport and we’re driving to my mother’s friends family house. I’m sitting in the box of the pick up truck and relishing every second of it. Living in a big city, rarely do I get to enjoy that kind of scenery, vast green plains, very few other cars, not even a cow in sight, just us and the road. The wind is making my hair dance, while “The Pixies, Where is my mind?” is playing in my ears. I suddenly press pause on my iPod and ask myself the question for real; Where is my mind? Continue reading

Romina, an inspiring Mexican artist

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Romina from Quérétaro, Mexico

Bookmark with oracle created by Romina

Bookmark with oracle created by Romina

Bookmark created by Romina

Bookmark created by Romina

I want to introduce you my great friend Romina Severino. She’s from Quérétaro, a town north of Mexico City. We became great friends during my last trip to Tulum earlier this year. She’s 25 years old and lives in the “Mayan Zone” since a year. Before, she used to work in a bank from Monday to Friday, until she received various “signs” that she should pack up and go travel. And when I say travel, I mean living “on the road” like many Mexicans do. Get out from a corrupted system in which they don’t believe anymore, and offer their time and energy to what’s worth it, very often art related activities. Romina now dedicates her time to art and sustainable projects she meets along the way. Couple weeks ago, she was volunteering in a community ; I’ll talk about it soon. She does painting & art projects that transmit her cosmic vision of the universe we live in.

Romina, a local artist from Mexico

Romina, a Mexican artist

Right now, she creates reading bookmarks, also working as Oracle. The Oracle is there to give answers. Her bookmark shows on one side her drawing or painting and the other side has the Oracle message (like the image below). In this one, the message says: Observe (in Spanish). All of her reading bookmarks are handmade from recycled cardboard (not transformed, but re-used) and are all unique pieces. You can buy her bookmarks on our Travel-Smart boutique.

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