Back November I took a quick trip to Tijuana to have lunch with a friend and walk around. First we checked out a cool new spot called Colectivo 9 which has 9 different restaurants around a courtyard. After two rounds of ceviche, we headed down to the beach by public taxi. After walking to the border fence, we found ourselves in a locals bar and eating more ceviche.
Go There: Collective 9- Av Revolución 1265, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana
Charlotteville is a tiny fishing village on the North West side of the island. As I pulled into town, I saw someone fishing and immediately darted out of the car to photograph them. It turned out to be an incredibly nice man named Antonio and his family. We had a great time chatting about life and living on the island.
One of the most meaningful parts of my trip was my visit to Siewdass Sadhu's Temple in The Sea. As I was approaching the Temple down it's long driveway, I saw smoke appear off the horizon. Once I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I realized that I was witnessing the Antyesti rite of passage. I am always humbled to witness the grieving process of different cultures. As I continued 300 feet out the path into the ocean, the contrasting white and bright colors of the Temple struck me. Flags and statuaries adorn the surroundings and transport you to a different place.
Go There: Siewdass Sadhu's Temple in The Sea- Waterloo, Trinidad (I was able to enter Temple in The Sea into Waze and it took me right there)