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Photos: The Feria de Abril

SPAIN | Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery


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The Feria de Abril...aka More colorful dresses than you can possibly imagine

SPAIN | Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 | Views [149] | Comments [1]

For all of the pageantry of the bullfights, they pale relative to the color, glory, and scope of the Feria de Abril in Sevilla.  As early as March, girls in Maya’s class were asking her if she was going to the Feria and if she had a dress.... Read more >


Spring flowers and Bullfights

SPAIN | Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 | Views [116]

I am not quite sure what the rules or etiquette surrounding writing a travel journal after you get home, but I feel like I need to try to capture our last couple of weeks in Sevilla before the colors fade from my mind. In many ways the last few weeks ... Read more >


Photos: Bullfight, Flowers, and Amy

SPAIN | Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Semana Santa, Part 2

SPAIN | Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Semana Santa - Part 2: La Madrugada

SPAIN | Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 | Views [172]

After four days of nearly constant Semana Santa activities, we weren’t quite sure what to expect from the Madrugada, the Thursday night through Friday morning processions that highlight the week. Six procession leave their local churches after ... Read more >


Semana Santa - Part 1: Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday)

SPAIN | Friday, 14 Apr 2017 | Views [192]

Last September Maya and I met a Spanish family shopping in our local toy store. I introduced myself and asked where they were from; remarkably, they were from Sevilla, but living in Menlo Park for the year for work reasons. We enjoyed a couple of meals ... Read more >


Photos: Semana Santa, Part 1

SPAIN | Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Ireland...a week of hawks, walks, rocks...and lots of sheep

IRELAND | Thursday, 6 Apr 2017 | Views [224]

For years I have had the sense that I should plan a trip to Ireland, but that trip has always slipped down the travel list, falling prey to the temptations of trips to Italy, Turkey, or Spain. I have had some subtle guilt about continuing to downgrade ... Read more >


Photos: Ireland: Hawks, Walks, Rocks...And Sheep!

IRELAND | Monday, 3 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Cultural Tuesday: El Rinconcillo, Las Setas, and Feria dress shopping

SPAIN | Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Views [210]

Given that Maya has soccer three afternoons a week and riding one afternoon, we have decided to make our free Tuesday afternoon “Cultural Tuesday,” where we head out to explore some new part/attraction of Sevilla. Yesterday our plan involved ... Read more >


Photos: Cultural Tuesdays: Las Setas and Feria dresses

SPAIN | Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery


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A delightfully unexpected day on the rock of Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR | Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Views [106]

I am not sure that I can say that our experience of Gibraltar was totally unexpected, as I don’t think we had any idea of what to expect. This may be the result of the fact that I only think about Gibraltar in terms of sixteenth and seventeenth ... Read more >


Photos: Stud farm, Sanlucar de Barrameda, and The Rock

SPAIN | Monday, 20 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery


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A Glorious Saturday in Sevilla...and gin and tonic for dessert

SPAIN | Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 | Views [144] | Comments [1]

A few weeks ago I asked Beth whether she prefered living in Bologna or Sevilla. If she had to go back and pick only one, which city would she select for an experience like this? After some consideration she decided that she would pick Bologna. I think ... Read more >


Photos: One glorious Saturday in Sevilla

SPAIN | Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

MOROCCO | Thursday, 9 Mar 2017 | Views [197]

Just as Marrakesh was a study in contrasts, our experience in the Atlas mountains couldn’t have been more starkly different than our time in the city. We really had no idea what to expect with our three day trek. I booked the trip through a UK ... Read more >


Chaos and Oasis in Marrakesh

MOROCCO | Thursday, 9 Mar 2017 | Views [186]

After our trip to Granada, I wrote that taking pictures of the Alhambra made me feel like an excellent photographer. The building, itself, seems to majestically capture a whole era and culture. That is probably not actually the case, but it certainly ... Read more >


Photos: Essaouira

MOROCCO | Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

MOROCCO | Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery


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