Sistah Budget Travel: Los Angeles, CA

Posted in Resources, Travelogues with tags , on January 29, 2013 by skyeviewtraveler
View from MegaBus window along highway 5 in route to L.A.

View from MegaBus window along highway 5 in route to L.A.

My estranged city of birth is winning me over with affordable European style lodging, improved metro service and a lively downtown night life.

Transportation

MegaBus express service from new hubs in Oakland,  San Francisco and Los Angeles with advance fares as low as $1.00 (one dollar) make frequent trips to SoCal a breeze.  It is a pleasure and delight to roll along Highway 5 taking in the scenery and leaving the driving to a professional.  The bus from Oakland departs from the West Oakland BART station and terminates at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

L.A. public transportation has improved considerably over the years and Union Station is the perfect place to get your bearings upon arrival.  L.A. Metro offers an economical $5 day pass that allows unlimited rides on the subway and buses.  The bus and metro night services still leaves a lot to be desired so I recommend reserving a Zipcar for late night transportation.

European Style Lodging

On a recent trip to SoCal I discovered an economical and convenient place for lodging less than 2 miles from Union Station.  I recommend budget travelers consider Stay On Main Hotel.  For room rates and other details log on here.

Skyeview: Art Battles Forum Des Halles (Paris, France)

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery on December 26, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

About Art Battles
The objective of Art Battles® is to create live art events and competitions to expose emerging artists to the public. This becomes an exhibition of the creative process through a battle between teams of artists. Art Battles is innovative in that it has changed the way artists demonstrate their talents, creating a new model for art exhibition and sales. The goal of Art Battles is to create a platform for inspiring this global movement.

ArtBattles 2012 Forum Des Halles
Photo credit: © 2012 Skye Ward

Travelogue Archive

Posted in Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

A Decade of Travel Blogging!

This website contain Skyeview travelogues from 2007 – 2014.

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Brass Conch

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

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I discovered this lovely conch shell in a curio shop in Mumbai, India.

Brass conch

Posted in Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

I travel to India for inspiration. The etchings on this brass conch shell is something to behold. It was made in Muradaba (Northern India) and get this when placed to your ear you can hear “the ocean”.

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Kaneri Caves Congregation Hall (Borivali, Mumbai)

Posted in Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

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Haji Ali Dargah (Mumbai)

Posted in Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

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