2012: My Year in Travel
Dec14

2012: My Year in Travel

This year was all about staying local. I ventured out of Spain a few times; once to make my yearly trans-atlantic trip home, and once to explore Lisbon, Portugal. In between those trips, I explored more of my adopted country, and consequently fell more in love with it. Though I have a long way to go before seeing the whole world, it’s hard to imagine many countries with the same diversity as Spain. I’m always impressed by...

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What I’ll Miss About the Andalusian Summer
Sep01

What I’ll Miss About the Andalusian Summer

                                                                After a few blissful months of sunbathing on the beach and dips in the pool, balanced out with a healthy workload and visiting family to keep me busy, September has arrived. In Spain, that means the best part of...

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Scenes from Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz Part II

Did you catch Part I of Scenes from Conil? The Tower of Guzman, which is the symbol of the city.  A cute pup cooling off in the shade of its owner’s restaurant. The Church of Santa Catalina. The blindingly white streets of Conil. One of Conil’s many beautiful beaches. The walkway down to the beach and hidden coves. Palm trees and bell towers. Hints of color in an otherwise white...

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Scenes from Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz

A visual voyage through the white-washed walls and golden beaches of Conil de la Frontera: Playa de los Bateles, studded with beach umbrellas in the middle of a hot afternoon. An artisan market, offering up handmade jewelry, clothing, and more on the beach promenade. Fresh squeezed orange juice, café con leche and pan con tomate=the breakfast of champions. La Iglesia de Santa Catalina, built in 1411 onto what was once a mosque. Though...

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Conil de la Frontera; You Surprised Me

What do you get when you mix a pretty Spanish white village, plop it in front of a stunning stretch of coastline, and add in a healthy dose of great nightlife? Chances are, you’ll get Conil de la Frontera. After visiting this last weekend, I was surprised I had never heard much of this town before. Sometimes, I think it’s better that way. That way, I can’t build up unrealistic expectations in my head, and just let it surprise me for...

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Where to Eat in Tarifa, Spain: Restaurante El Tesoro

Sometimes you have a dining experience that’s so perfect, from the location, to the food, down to the service, that it doesn’t really matter what the bill says at the end. El Tesoro, located in the mountainside of Tarifa near Bolonia gives you that type of experience. The restaurant is located off of the highway, past a sign prohibiting you from entering this “Military Road” and up a steep and curvy path that...

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