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 [...]
Here are a few photos from a day trip we took to Baeza and Ubeda, two UNESCO World Heritage Site towns in Jaen province. These photos, I’m afraid, don’t nearly do justice to the place. Still, I think you’ll enjoy looking.
At the beginning of December, a few friends and I took a trip to Seville, the capital of Andalucía and the fourth-largest city in Spain. It is also what you might consider the “soul” of Spain, as a lot of the typical Spanish traditions were either born there or practiced most fiercely there. Unlike Madrid [...]
Anytime I feel like traveling out of Spain, I have to get to one of the major airports. There are really only three in the whole country, and I’m sort of midway between two of them – Madrid and Málaga. Oftentimes, it’s easier for me to go south to Málaga, mostly because there is a [...]
There haven’t been a lot of updates here, because I have been both incredibly busy (deciding where to study for the next three years, preparing a presentation for the kids on Canada, etc.) and incredibly lazy. Yes, it is possible to be both. But there was one thing that I wanted to share: I was [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It may seem like a tontería to be posting about Spanish TV ads, but you know what, not everyone gets to see them. Particularly most of the people who are reading this blog… because you don’t live in Spain. So, want a taste of what we see in between shows on TV – that is, [...]
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 [...]
Last weekend my roommates and I took a trip to Seville. We took a little time to go to Plaza España, one of the city’s landmarks from the 1929 exhibition, and try out some mid-air photographs. Here are the results…
This is a HUGE festival here… It runs for a little over a week, all day and all night. Buses from all over the province stop at the fairground itself, which is just acres and acres of games, rides, food, and dance clubs. We went out on Saturday, saw the parade and then went out [...]
After 7 years (and lots of really good stories), I’m finally leaving New York City.