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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The Chapel of The Holy Grail, Valencia,...

22nd Jun, 2015

“Is that …” Lisa trails off, never taking her eyes off the contents of the elaborate metal shrine in front of us. “A mummified arm,” I reply. “Yeah.” She is wordless for…

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The Street Art of El Barrio Del Carmen,...

19th May, 2015

There was no sun in Valencia. Only days and days of rain. Everyone repeatedly told us how rare this was, as though we might find solace in that fact, though…

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My Husband Finally Finds Someone Who...

5th May, 2015

We went to the Aquarium while we were in Valencia. It’s often what we do when we’re visiting a city and it’s raining outside – an unplanned tradition, one that…

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A Guide To Valencia’s Pastries:...

4th May, 2015

  I’ve never been one to have much restraint when it comes to sweets, especially when I can eat them in the name of “research.” “It burns more calories this…

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Homewrecking Croissant, Valencia, Spain.

30th Apr, 2015

Paco Roig Bakery, Mercat Central, Valencia: “I love you.” “Awww, well, I lo– wait … are you talking to the croissant?” “… Yes.”

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