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…

Just Dates?

1979: I was born on the same day, October 9, that historians agree Hanguel, the Korean language, was proclaimed in 1446, which was also the day on which Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara de la Serna was assassinated by Bolivian agents working under the order of the US CIA, in 1967. 1985: I took my first Tae…

2017 … So Far

I had been working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since August 2016. I hadn’t been to the capital city, Riyadh, yet. However, things soon changed for me. Dammam is only a thirty minute car ride from Bahrain. On weekends I made my way to Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.   In late January I took a trip…

6 Hours in London

Sadly, England is grappling with the aftermath of  this past week’s terrorist attack. It was no wonder security was so tight in and around the city. I departed from Manama, Bahrain six hours prior to arriving at London Heathrow Airport. With a six hour layover I decided to see the sights. After being grilled by the…

About My First Few Hours in Turkey

A rental car should be clean and fully functional especially if the car is described as “new.” It was 2016 and the car I rented was a 2016 model so I expected it to be in very good if not excellent condition with all modern accoutrements available for use. Although the 2016 model Fiat I rented looked…

Risky Christmas: Midnight Express Edition

Although I work for an American company, in Saudi Arabia, our staff must still comply with the Saudi ways of business. Christmas in Saudi Arabia is forbidden as it is not an Islamic celebration. Luckily, the Saudis granted us the day off. Excited about the possibilities,  I jumped at the opportunity to plan a trip…