Semi-Domestic Bliss in Almería, Spain
I gave myself a month to see Southern Spain, but it wasn’t until I arrived and actually got my feet on the ground that I realized what a tall order “see lots of important things in Spain in one month” actually is. Each person I spoke to insisted on another city, another place, and another event that is, to them, a must-see and since I have an entiremonth, I must see it. Well, my entire month…
Photoessay: Quiescence in Alicante, Spain
Alicante is without a doubt a typical tourist town.The bus terminal is nicely laid out and has cubbies for locking away your things for the day, the local bus system is easy to navigate, suitcases were a common sight and I heard almost as much German and British English as I did Spanish. But there is usually tourism for a reason, namely beautiful beaches, and Alicante did not disappoint.…
An Introduction to Spain in Barcelona
As “well traveled” as my relatives like to say I am, let’s be clear that I didn’t know very much about Spain before arriving in Barcelona. I didn’t even realize until about two weeks ago that Barcelona doesn’t speak Spanish as much as it does Catalan, a Spanish-y French-y language of its own. Thankfully most people are bilingual (if not trilingual) and can communicate in Spanish quite easily, but…
So, I haven’t gone on Tumblr in pretty much ages.
Because I got all freaked out by the Tumblr terms of service change, and was going to use it on my phone, but then didn’t want to click accept, but then forgot to research what the terms of service actually said and how they changed, and then it was like a month and finally I looked it up and it’s apparently no biggie, as they say.
Sorry Tumblr. I like you. I’m back now. :)
Replies (sorry they are so late!):
Re: What is this place? Notes on a return home.
@journalwoman said: Well-written, but diagree with most! Except for cheese.
Well I guess that’s the most important part, that you and me see eye-to-eye on cheese. :)
@rosie-girl said: Yes to all of these! I’ve pretty much acclimated back to the US, but I still marvel at the shortness of the buildings and the lack of people on the streets even in downtown Portland :)
I also eventually acclimated, but it doesn’t mean I like it! Haha but I kind of like it. Mostly just the massive portion sizes that I hated at first. LOL.