A second huge palm frond hits my left shoulder, catching a little of my face this time. It smacks the woman behind me dead on. She squeals and leans down to her daughter, placing the girl’s little hand on the offended cheek. The salsa pounds and the colored flashing lights pulsate to the beat of the blaring music. The top of the bus sways as we follow the curve on this part of the Bahia Boulevard, a beachfront drive that snakes down the peninsula … [Read more...]
Robin Andersen is a university professor who likes to take breaks from writing about media coverage of war and conflict to write about wild places off the beaten track, outside of war zones. Her book, "A Century of Media, A Century of War" won the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in 2007.