Global Culture

Hyperlocal is Hard

by Juan on April 20, 2010

It’s been a long hiatus from writing in this space, but as Alain de Botton says The reason to travel: there are inner transitions we can’t properly cement without a change of locations.8:03 AM Apr 12th via webAlain de Botton alaindebotton And travel, my reliable muse, has not only brought me back to familiar places […]

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St. Lawrence Market Teaser

by Juan on October 19, 2009

coming soon: our guide to St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

If you’ve been following our Global Culture Tour, you know our second destination is the St. Lawrence Market. A very lively neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, this area will also give us a great opportunity to explore interesting attributes that make places like these desirable to the global citizen. Could one of them …


Coyoacán Teaser

by Juan on October 17, 2009

Although I had already shown a little preview of our first photo shoot in Coyoacán, here is another teaser. One of the reasons I’ve delayed the posting of the final photos is because we were very fortunate to gain access to a museum in the area that will give this guide a very …

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Coyoacán Preview

by Juan on September 9, 2009

Click to view the photos of Coyoacan in Flickr

For those of you who follow @globalculture on Twitter, you’ve already seen this, but there is one thing you probably haven’t noticed. We started publishing the results from our first photo-shoot in our Flickr pool “I could live here”. Kudos to our photographer in Mexico as he worked really hard to …


Coyoacán Chronicles

by Juan on August 27, 2009

Mood Board

About five months ago I wrote the post “startup and the simple life” committing myself to bring some ideas, concepts, business plans and even a moderate budget on my next vacation. My family and I have been in Mexico for the last four weeks, an unusually long vacation for us. Aside from some important …


Our Creative Brief

by Juan on June 22, 2009

Creative Brief

Thanks to all the conversations that have made this possible. A revamped Global Culture site gets closer to reality as we get a first draft of our new Creative Brief and start to move content around to give it a purpose. Here is are some relevant fragments from the document: Global Culture enables memorable experiences […]


home, the film

by Juan on June 5, 2009

HOME a film

HOME is a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, produced by Luc Beson HOME is an ode to the planet’s beauty and its delicate harmony. Through the landscapes of 54 countries captured from above, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on an unique journey all around the planet, to contemplate it and to understand it. But HOME is more […]

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a global culture tour

by Juan on February 2, 2009

What if you could spend the next two years of your life travelling around the world, taking the time to really get to know each place you visit and nurture long lasting relationships with locals at each point? Which destinations would you choose, knowing that you want to cover as much world as possible …


a village… once upon a time

by Juan on January 10, 2009

Courtesy NCinDC @ Flickr

From the description provided by the photographer: The Owl’s Nest, also known as the Crounse House, at 3031 Gates Road NW in the Van Ness neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the District of Columbia Office of Planning: “Owl’s Nest, a handsome and imposing Shingle-style […]