The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

20th Oct, 2016

I’m going to tell you right now: when I visited the Alhambra, I took a lot of photos. Like, a whole lot of them.

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Getting Weird at the National Museum of...

28th Sep, 2016

If you were unable to guess from yesterday’s post, I’m oddly passionate about sculpture. This is surprising, even to me. If you asked me directly, I’d tell you: God, no,…

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Museo Fallero, Valencia, Spain

27th Sep, 2016

Do you remember when I told you about Las Fallas? The festival in Valencia where giant sculptures of plaster and wood are meticulously constructed over the course of a year,…

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La Ciudad de Las Artes y Ciencias,...

19th Jul, 2016

  I’ve tried to write about La Ciudad de las Artes y CienciasĀ (The City of Arts and Sciences) before. It’s a rather remarkable collection of buildings (an aquarium, a science…

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The Demise of Busky Chow Chow: Why I...

16th Jun, 2016

  Note: I started working on this post a while ago. I delayed publishing it, becauseĀ it’s about laughing in a cemetery, and the empty void where my heart should be…

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Powerscourt Gardens, Wicklow, Ireland

6th Jun, 2016

Our last trip to Europe took us to Wicklow, just outside of Dublin, for a few days (before we skipped off to Spain on a rather terrifying Ryan Air flight…

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OSF 2016 Season Review: Yeomen of the...

23rd Mar, 2016

Let me begin with a disclaimer of sorts. For the last seven years on this blog, I have staunchly avoided accepting free trips, tickets, passes, gifts, upgrades, hotel stays, or…

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The Duke Lemur Center, Durham, North...

7th Mar, 2016

It’s the first Monday in March of a leap year – you know that means, right? IT’S OMFG I LOVE LEMURS DAY. (Note: OMFG I LOVE LEMURS DAY is something…

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Stratford-upon-Avon: Visiting...

8th Feb, 2016

I nearly forgot to tell you about the pilgrimage we made last summer to Stratford-upon-Avon: the home of that great Bard, of the man who wrote the sonnets and plays…

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