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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Traditional Dishes of Valencia: Paella...

29th Apr, 2015

My muscles hurt. This is only slightly unexpected. I have been known, on occasion, to go for a run, even if it might be in pursuit of an ice cream…

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The Festival of Las Fallas, Valencia,...

19th Apr, 2015

  Last week, I went for a run to the park near our home. And by “run” I mean jog. And by “jog” I mean walking in sort of bouncy…

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Sculptural Awesomeness, Madrid

28th May, 2012

While walking around Madrid, Rand and I saw this sculptural relief on the facade of the building, done in the classical style (is it ancient Roman in its influences? Let’s…

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Madrid, Churros, And The Universe

24th May, 2012

There are times when I feel like maybe I’m asking a little too much of the universe (“Give me an awesome husband, the opportunity to travel around the world, and…

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A Quick Spanish Lesson for My Husband

17th May, 2012

My darling husband has a slightly inflated impression of my foreign language abilities. A haggling session in Cuzco left him believing that my Spanish was far better than it actually…

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