Tagged with travel

Ode to the calçot…

Ode to the calçot…

Catalunya has many traditions that revolve around food.  It is one of the many reasons this food-o-phile is so enamored with this region.  We are currently in peak calçot season – which usually begins in mid to late January and runs through early spring. A calçot (in catalan the letter “ç” is pronounced for all intent and purposes like … Continue reading

Life with a carnival mask…

Life with a carnival mask…

When I think of carnival, I immediately think of Rio.  I think of dancing the sultry night away to samba while wearing an elaborate, glitzy, mid drift bearing costume complete with matching headdress.  While Brazil is host to the largest carnival celebration on the planet, the days leading up to lent are also celebrated in countries … Continue reading

Attempting to snowboard in Andorra…

Attempting to snowboard in Andorra…

Andorra.  To me it sounds like the name of a fairy tale kingdom – far, far, away.  In reality it is a country (yes a country – this was news to me too my fellow geographically challenged friends)  in the Pyrenees Mountains, nestled between Spain and France.  From Barcelona, this is not far, far, away, … Continue reading

Accidentally alone in Bilbao…

Accidentally alone in Bilbao…

I would describe myself as a pretty adventurous person.  I’ve done the typical adrenaline rush activities – skydiving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, etc.  I’ve traveled the globe, visiting 25 countries across 5 continents.  I’ve even moved across the Atlantic to a new city where I didn’t know a soul.  Yet there is one thing … Continue reading

Es lo que hay…

Es lo que hay…

I am a little late in starting this blog.  I had this grand idea of becoming a blogger upon landing in Barcelona and capturing all those funny ex pat moments one experiences when moving to a new country and being immersed in a new language and culture -like that awkward moment on my first day … Continue reading