In photos: The Azores


There are places that help one unplug, unwind and send you back home whole again. The Azores was it for me. I travelled there last fall after a period of great upheaval and uncertainty, and returned home ready to tackle a new academic year with renewed resolve. I can’t even explain exactly what it was about the island that put me back on the path to well-being.

Cityscape: Nice, France


© Cynthia Wamwayi 2018

Unplugged: Sao Miguel, The Azores


Unplugged: As far away from Oxford Street/5th Avenue/Rue du Rivoli/Karl Johan/#InsertOwnBusyBroadwayHere as physically and/or mentally possible. Disconnected from the rat race. Free from a myriad of obligations – for a little while anyway. Back to nature, at one with nature. Today’s Unplugged: Sao Miguel island, The Azores. © Cynthia Wamwayi 2018

Cityscape: Rome, Italy


When it comes to Rome, I have both good and bad news to report. I’ll start with the bad: Rome is in crisis. The city whose culture was shaped by Catholicism is in as much flux as the religion itself. Its famous relics of the past are in a state of disrepair, forcing the cash-strapped Italian government to turn to fashion houses for funds to repair their iconic monuments.

Picturescape: Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts


There are places whose incredible histories I have learnt only after arriving at the destination. Saint Kitts was just such a place. It was while taking in the sights of the island aboard the St. Kitts Scenic Railway that I first learnt the island was the largest producer of sugar in the world in the […]