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Promos: Poonam & Becky

Promos: Poonam & Becky

Two of the other Americans with me in Martos (you may recognize them from previous photos), Poonam and Becky, are pursuing a career in acting. They asked me to do some promotional photos to add to their portfolio. We went out to the park on a hot day with a hula hoop to take some […]


Two Marteños and a Hula Hoop

Two Marteños and a Hula Hoop

More Martos

More Martos

I really just wanted to post something about where I am and what I’m doing these days, which will hopefully explain the randomness of updates. But how could I leave you without photos? Since I’m feeling a little nostalgic, I’ve decided to include a few parting shots of Martos as well. I left Spain in […]


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Just got back from a week-long road trip across the north of Spain with Dietrich, from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela. Good times! We got back to Martos just in time to see the Easter procession. Plenty more photos where that came from… on my computer desktop. (Gimme a break, I’m relaxing today!) This song […]


Los Hermanos Carvajales

Los Hermanos Carvajales

I hope you like stories. Specifically, I hope that you like legends. I’m kind of a sucker for tall tales. They tell you a lot about a place. Spain is absolutely full of them, once you start looking. I guess it comes from being such an old country with an already romantic history. A lot […]


Día de la Paz

Día de la Paz

On January 28th, schools across Spain celebrated Día de la Paz, or Peace Day. Perhaps its closest comparison in the United States is Martin Luther King Day, which occurs around the same time. Children focus on messages of anti-violence and anti-racism and celebrate with performances, readings, and a flotilla of white balloons. My school, CEPR […]


An Upgrade and an Update

An Upgrade and an Update

You may notice a few changes around here. I just finished a much-needed overhaul of the website to streamline everything. Edit one: The site looks a lot better (I think, I hope) because I didn’t design this template. Edit two: It works in Internet Explorer. Welcome, people stuck in the past! Edit three: The blog […]


Up La Peña

Up La Peña

I had hoped to be posting some pictures of my holiday trip right about now, but, well, read my last post… Instead, I will bring you some photos of Martos I had waiting to be posted. It’s an apt subject, actually, because I’m tired of traveling and it’s nice to be home. (Ok, maybe it’s […]


A Couple of Holidays

A Couple of Holidays

It’s been a while since I put up a real post. So I’m going to do that now, right before I start vacation and you don’t hear from me again until January. Let’s make this one about holidays, and we’ll start with Thanksgiving…


Botellón!

Poonam beat me to the punch and posted – complete with photos! – about my favorite Saturday night activity. Infórmate aquí.


A Tour of My Piso

A Tour of My Piso

They’ve finally finished construction on my street, so I can, at long last, give you a tour of our new apartment. Aren’t you curious to see what kind of furnished apartment you can get for €350 a month in a small town in the south of Spain? Click on for plenty of photos and my […]


My Fellow Marteños

A quick note: Two of my roommates have started their own blogs. I think it would be worth your while to check them out, especially if you want a different perspective on life here: • Poonam: Poonam’s Blog • Dietrich: La Vida Marteña I’m going to put their links, along with a couple other useful […]


Halloween v. Día de Los Santos

Halloween v. Día de Los Santos

On 1 November, Spain celebrates Día de Todos los Santos, or as we know it in English, All Saints’ Day. This is the day after Halloween (which, as you already know, I’m sure, comes from All Hallows’ Eve). Here it is one of several holy days that is celebrated throughout the country as a national […]


Back. For Good This Time.

Back. For Good This Time.

Hello again! It has been quite a while since I last was able to post, but this time I am writing directly from the comfort of my apartment. We were finally able to get internet at home a few weeks ago. We had some trouble getting the Telefonica guy to show up – he kept […]


Jamón, Más o Menos

Jamón, Más o Menos

We’re here!