Did you know that Samba is one of the most famous music genre in Brazil? During the mid-19th century, the word samba referred to several different types of music made by African slaves. The Samba further developed specific characteristics in each Brazilian state, not only due to the diversity of various tribes for slaves, but also because of the distinctive cultures each region embodied. To this day there a various versions of the Samba performed throughout Brazil.
You know the feeling of not having anyone to travel with you? Either because you’re like me and your schedule is different than your traveling friends OR because you’re that person who friends say they’re going, but bail last minute!
Let me tell you something! Don’t let your friends prevent you from seeing the world. In 2015 I took a leap and traveled to South Africa to take a trip with a whole bunch of strangers. Yes strangers! I am huge introvert and was nervous until landing and taking an @uber to meet them for dinner. Even then I was STILL nervous and so quiet (but I’ll blame the long day of traveling and just wanting to shower for that 😂). I said all of that to say, had I not gone, then I wouldn’t have had one of the best Experiences of my life. I made life long friendships and a new travel squad. Hey y’all! So, I’m here to let you know that Group travel is an awesome experience. You will have a blast on top of making new friendships. It will allow you to get over the excuse, “but I don’t have anyone to go with me” Well now you don’t have to worry about that.
The Ghana Year of Return experience is just for YOU! Yes YOU! Everything is already planned out: flights from Atl, lodging, entry visas, Afrochella, meals, and transportation. All you have to do is go for it.
If you would like to be first to know about these trips, or interested in this trip. then drop those emails below👇🏾or DM me for more information! Oh! and there’s a payment plan. I want to help you SEE the world 🌎 So don’t be shy, just Fly!
Ok here's a topic that I really avoid discussing but is necessary. I was about this age when I felt so self conscious about my skin color, in my own country I felt like I looked different even from my own family, I was always the darker one in the room. I loved playing outside under the sun and in a minute my skin would turn into a beautiful chocolate color that I didn't appreciate before, I also had to walk about 20 minutes everyday to the nearest bus stop to go to school just when the sun was at it highest point which I hated it because people would made me feel less the darker I get. I remembered one time a group of light-skinned girls were all trying to come up with a reason to why I was so dark, we were just kids so their reasons were completely stupid now that I think about it, but back then it made a huge damage in the way I felt about myself, in Mexico they relate skin color to social class and it's something that people don't aknowledge as RACISM, and it has to stop.
It took me years to feel confident in my own skin, to embrace my color and nationality. Honestly at this point of my life I feel so annoyed that I let others affect the way I felt about myself that's why I didn't talk about it, but now I'm ready to fight you if you are one of those people.
I think many things happening right now triggered this feelings, I see the world and when I think we are making progress, I see on the news things like what happened to #JussieSmollet what #JoyVilla and #rickyrebel wore for the Grammys. Someone randomly shouting at me "GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY" while I was walking down the street last week and some stupid tweet about someone saying how some places are not longer for "select people" meaning white people! And it makes me sick to the core see ignorance on this level...
But what gives me hope is that there is a majority of young people who are willing to fight for their rights for equality and they are trying hard to be that change we need in the world. #passportmatter#girlpowertravel#borntotravel#travellust#shetravels#browngirlstravel#documentalphotography#childrenoftheworld#Canon#mexico