Where Two Continents Meet

I was in Europe then an hour later I was in Africa. That was a month ago.Yesterday, I watched a YouTube video and took this screenshot. I could see and recognize where I had been from space.

Plaza Mayor

Some people sold their wares. Other people took pictures. Still others walked around and took in the sights. That was my impression of Plaza Mayor. Oh! And it is big. It is really big!

Paris & Madrid

Only after I encountered Tevau in Paris at the Quai Branly, and then again in Madrid did I take photos to remember this unique form of currency.

Ronda

I had been on the journey to Malaga for two hours when I pulled into the gas station to fuel up. I had my sights on seeing the waters off the southern coast of Spain when I looked at my cellphone to check the distance I had to cover before I would arrive. I only…

Granada

“If you were to visit just one city in Spain, it should be Granada.” –Ernest Hemingway  

An International Perspective

Save the time when my family and I took a day trip to Tijuana, Mexico, I had never traveled outside America’s borders until 2007. In 1998, my father added to his VHS collection two documentaries — Banned From TV I and II. Since I had access to my father’s video library I took advantage of…

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…

Con Marta en Granada

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…

Córdoba

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…