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Dead Guys Make Great Connections

Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | Views [848]

We were too early, and I kept apologizing. We were finishing up our journey of tracing  Hemingway ’s steps through Madrid. I remembered partly along the journey that we had started too early for the Spanish. It was only 10, and the entrances ... Read more >

Tags: connections, food, friends, hemingway, pig


Home Sweet Home Away From Home

Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | Views [766]

  I missed the water. The music of the lapping waves. The scent of wet sand and driftwood.  The festival in Bilbao was fascinating, but there was a lull in the afternoon and the coast was calling to me. I wasn’t even sure if I could ... Read more >

Tags: beach, home, plentzia, spain, water, waves


My First and Last Fight

Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | Views [820]

The way her nose crinkled in barely disguised disapproval when I told her of my plans came as a bit of a shock. I knew the younger generation in Spain was by no means a fan of bullfights, but I did not think it would be so frowned upon for me, a curious ... Read more >

Tags: arena, bilbao, bulls, matador, spain


Remember to Breathe

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [985] | Comments [1]

I was wrong. So very, very wrong. And as usual, I had to learn it the hard way. I never thought travel could wear me out. I thought I was invincible, constantly dreaming of the next place to go, the next thing to do, how I would love to be on the road ... Read more >

Tags: break, exhaustion, learning, rest, travel


An Inspirational Wedding Failure

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [852]

It’s not every day you marry your cousin. It’s also not every day that your wedding day turns out to be a complete disaster. But such was the fate of Queen Isabella II of Spain. Oh the things you learn on walking tours.  Crowned ... Read more >

Tags: arts, madrid, opera, spain, teatro real, theatre, wedding


Hello, Bilbao!

Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | Views [853]

It started out as a rainy miserable day. I had to catch an early train from Barcelona to Bilbao and thankfully it was only a ten-minute walk, as it was just starting to drizzle. With the clouds hanging like an impending doom over the train, I had trouble ... Read more >

Tags: aste nagusia, basque, bilbao, festival, rain, spain, train travel, travel


Nameless Friends

Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | Views [973]

Considering the fact that I spent close to an hour panting behind her like a woman in labor, I’m surprised she acknowledged my existence, let alone wanted to talk with me. We had spent the past hour headed up to Montserrat Monastery on a lovely ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, friends, la rambla, monastery, montserrat, spain


Not All Who Wander Are Lost...But Some Are

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | Views [1016] | Comments [1]

You know you are lost when you can’t find your destination on a map. You know you’re REALLY lost when you can’t find your current  location on a map. The directions from the airport to the hostel were simple. Catch the train, ... Read more >

Tags: communication, gaudi, help, hope, lost, wander

 

 

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