Panama, India and New Wave (the music, not the movies)
You know those memes where you're asked to name the 3 coolest, new blogs you've just discovered? Nobody's tagged me but I've got some for ya.
Do you love salsa music as much as I do? Have you ever longed to travel to the tropics and be driven on a musical tour meeting kind and interesting people everywhere you turn? Check out Alison's Panamanian travelblog Oh, and she's put up a whole bunch of downhome Panamanian soulfood photos to pique your food envy. For that matter, if there is anything you want to know about Panamanian salsa musician & actor, Ruben Blades (and I mean ANYTHING) go to Alison's Maestra Vida website
INDIA Want to experience India through the eyes of a young American traveller? Check out Good Karma Lindsey is spending a year in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (so far) and having the most colorful experiences. She expresses some frustration but much awe and presents things in a way where you have to read to the end. And you learn so much.
NEW WAVE How often do you listen to music of the 1980s in order to banish (of for only the 3 minutes each song lasts) the stresses of adulthood and revel (wallow?) in the glory that was the ME Decade? Paul Allen of the very music-centered Minneapolis has just the thing to push you down memory lane, a top 200 songs of the 1980s. Have you forgotten The Smiths? (That's them on the left) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five? Shame on you! Get on over to www.top20080s.blogspot.com now!