Update: Day #2

We are so busy already that we've barely had time to rest, much less write and/or eat feta cheese! But we love our dear supporters and followers, so we want to tell you a little bit about our impressions so far. Seeing how far behind these kids are already falling in school is very discouraging. … Continue reading Update: Day #2


Interview with Sonia

While driving through Spain, we got the opportunity to interview Sonia Pedrosa, one of Cristian's best friends. Sonia is a doctor doing her psychiatry residency in Zaragoza, and she took her vacation to work in the refugee camp in Greece. In this video, she talks about what we can do about the refugee crisis, and … Continue reading Interview with Sonia

Istanbul airport attack

On June 28, three days after we left, the Istanbul Ataturk Airport was attacked by terrorists. Three suicide bombers killed 47 tourists, Turks, airport workers and taxi drivers and injured 200 more. The attackers specifically targeted foreigners like us in a place we had just been, blowing themselves up at the arrivals door, the departures … Continue reading Istanbul airport attack

New Project: EU Refugee and Migration Crisis

We are excited to announce the new Pocket Philosophies project! This summer, Cristian and I (Shanna) are traveling from Spain to Greece by car (and maybe ferry) to work in a refugee camp north of Athens. Along the way, we will be talking to people, taking pictures and reflecting on the journey through different countries, … Continue reading New Project: EU Refugee and Migration Crisis

From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota

"Che-P", presumably a nickname inspired by Che Guevara, sells artisan jewelry on a street corner a block from the Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota. Here in the shadow of the federal government buildings, he tells me about his childhood on the streets. "I never read a book until I was 13 years old," he says, "and … Continue reading From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota