Palacio del Marqués de Dos Agüas...

11th Jan, 2017

In the center of Valencia sits the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Agüas (the Palace of the Marquis of … Two Waters? Wait, is that right? I’m basing this on my…

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The Jardínes del Túria, Valencia,...

4th Jan, 2017

I walked a lot in Spain. Ten or twelve miles on most days, sometimes more, most of it spent walking seemingly with purpose, and yet more often than not there…

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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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The Plight of Being A Vegetarian While...

10th Aug, 2016

Dear Spain, I like you. I truly do. You’re like Italy, but less mafioso-y. I begrudgingly appreciate how entire cities will shut down so that people can take naps. It’s…

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Inside the Submarino Restaurant at...

20th Jul, 2016

I get to go to a lot of nice dinners. That’s one of the perks of traveling with your husband for his work – I usually get to attend corporate…

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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 Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) before. It’s a rather remarkable collection of buildings (an aquarium, a science…

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The Mathematics of Churros, Valencia,...

30th Jun, 2016

  The proprietor stands behind the counter, eyeing us warily. “How many do you want?” he asks. Lisa and I look at each other. “Maybe twenty?” she offers tentatively.

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