An Afternoon in Elche, The City of Palms
Sep24

An Afternoon in Elche, The City of Palms

Going to Elche was never a planned-out thing, but, I was in the area and decided to drop in for the day and see what Valencia’s third-largest city had to offer. It was mid-day, scorching and the streets were empty—all things that wouldn’t necessarily make me fall in love with a place—but despite everything Elche had going against it, it has pockets of charm to be found by the patient explorer. Since Spain has no shortage of vibrant...

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Scenes from Alicante, Spain
Sep12

Scenes from Alicante, Spain

When a place can combine being near the ocean and qualify in size, culture, dining options, etc. as a city—chances are, I’ll like it. Alicante, Spain was no exception. It’s a mid-sized city stretched out along the Mediterranean coast, famous for its gorgeous year-round weather and abundance of seafood-heavy rice dishes. It’s full of palm-tree-lined boulevards, open-air cafés and a thriving nightlife—something all too-typical (and...

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Arroz a Banda: A New Favorite Spanish Food
Aug29

Arroz a Banda: A New Favorite Spanish Food

  While I consider myself fairly well versed in the likes of Spanish food and wine, my knowledge of arroces just wasn’t up to par. That is, until I left Andalucía and went to the proud home of Spain’s reigning rice (paella) in the region of Valencia; or more specifically, Alicante. There, I discovered not only that there’s a devotion to rice way beyond paella (there’s even a rice museum in Valencia!), but that there are also...

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So, It’s Been Awhile…
Aug14

So, It’s Been Awhile…

                                                                  Here’s my obligatory disclaimer/apology/bad blogger fess-up since I haven’t been churning out new content as of late. But, I have been working (a lot!) on various projects and playing a bit as well—I...

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