Sometimes people assume that well traveled black people, women specifically, live in a travel bubble. They say that we romanticize travel and we aren’t living in reality per se. The truth is, we can’t escape our skin. We fully acknowledge our negative experiences as well as our positive ones. As much as I ADORE Barcelona, I fully acknowledge that I was almost kidnapped at the airport. As beautiful as Rio is to me, I will never NOT mention my experience in a small boutique in downtown Rio. Take a look at this personal account, told by the amazing Sasha – Marie Marshall on youtube, of being a black au pair in the Northwest region of Galicia of Spain.