Portugal on My Mind

Portugal is beautiful. There are buildings with walls that you’d expect to see paint on that have been tiled over. Can you imagine that? Think of the tiles you have in your bathroom and picture the facade buildings covered in them. That’s Lisbon. Then imagine small square blocks used to cover the ground of the…

Last Day in A Faro-way Place

After leaving my hostel at 7 or 8 am I headed out to see the sights and go to the boat dock. I was told that the boat would be the only option for me to travel to Marinha Beach. I walked around Faro and enjoyed the quiet morning. There is an old Moorish wall…

Last Day in Barcelona

On my final day in Barcelona, I went on the tour of Salvador Dali’s museum in Figueras. Thereafter our tour group went to Cadaques where we toured Dali’s home. The day was one heck of an adventure as I had arrived late to the tour embarkation point and had to decide whether to forgo the…

Last Day in Madrid

On my last day in Madrid I attended an event put on by Se Habla Español — an organization affiliated with the Instituto de Cervantes. Se Habla Español has led extracurricular tours of Madrid after class Mondays through Friday. On this day, we took in three art exhibits at Circulo de Bellas Artes before heading…

Tarifa to Tangiers

Seeing Africa for the first time from Spain’s southern most city, Tarifa, was one of the little treats I enjoyed today. I also mourned the loss of Anthony Bourdain, in my own way, and celebrated his life by continuing to explore parts unknown in much the same way I imagine he would. I rode a…

Español en España con Marta

Durante seis días en Granada, estudié el Español por un total de diez horas con profesora Marta. Marta y yo conversábamos por dos o tres horas cada sesión. En el ultima día caminábamos y conversábamos sobre las cosas en Granada que veíamos. Nosotros entrábamos un jardín construyeron por los Moors. La vivencia fue mas spectacular…

Cordoba, Spain

I awoke at 5:55am which is an extraordinarily strange hour for a Spaniard to awake, I imagine. The average Spaniard is asleep, I presume, after only gone to bed four hours prior. Let’s do the math. Let’s presume that it is not unusual for a Spaniard to have dinner at 9 or 10pm (which is…

Frankfurt

Let the European Adventure begin! First up, Frankfurt. I felt a little lonely and very much outside the Getman experience, but when I happened upon the Schrin Kunsthalle Frankfurt museum my mood changed when I saw my man, Jean Michel Basquiat! I went inside and spent an hour or so admiring his art. It was…

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2007 — I took a leap of faith and traveled to South Korea that year. My first friend in Korea and neighbor was also born in 1979 on 10-09. 2013 — Hanguel (Korean Language) Day became a national holiday that year. Thereafter I found it easier to schedule parties or trips on my birthday so…

Stories & Images

I browsed through my photos and chose the memories that really impressed me. Here are some of my favorite images.

For Those That Matter Most

I produced a short magazine for my family after I spent one week (March 9 – 15) with them in Los Angeles. The link is below. https://indd.adobe.com/view/22517213-3508-4db8-85fb-a1a462fc7f3c