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Back in Spain

Back in Spain

Unbelievable. After over three weeks in the United States, I have returned to Spain, and have been busier than I expected since my plane touched down in Valencia. Gentle readers, I apologize for neglecting you!  The reason for my trip was work, and there was plenty to...
Quicktrip: Barcelona

Quicktrip: Barcelona

My friends Theresa and Jesse were in Barcelona, Jesse for work and Theresa for vacation. Since Barcelona is a three-hour, relatively inexpensive train ride away from Valencia, I got a chance to visit them for a couple of days. Barcelona is an order of magnitude larger...
Four Months

Four Months

Four months ago, I arrived in Spain jet-lagged and overwhelmed. While the exhaustion from the jet lag has passed, being overwhelmed will continue to be a part of the expat life I have created for myself here in Valencia. It is amazing what a month can bring when I am...
Arriving in Africa

Arriving in Africa

Gentle readers, you may know that I have a daughter who is in Africa from last August to this April, and I had planned to visit her since I moved to Spain. It’s much more accessible here than from the United States, and the flights take about seven hours total, not...
Benimaclet Street Market… ish

Benimaclet Street Market… ish

The area where I live, Benimaclet, is a town that has been absorbed by the larger city of Valencia. Originally just outside of the capital city gates, this area had, and has, a life all its own. The university presence here means loads of college-aged kids, but also...