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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...

I’m freaking out, but only a little

Today is exactly six weeks from when I submitted my visa paperwork. I have a little less than four weeks before my scheduled departure. I’m trying really hard not to flip out because I only have a few weeks left before I leave. Gentle reader, before you think...
Sightseeing from the Seine

Sightseeing from the Seine

One of the cultural excursions for the residency was a dinner cruise on the Seine River, which runs through Paris and gave us a unique vantage point from which to see Paris. Although we had seen some areas from the double-decker bus tour (a hop-on, hop-off tour is a...