November 2010
5 posts
4 tags
Gibraltar's Mascot: The Barbary Macaques
I spent a couple of hours up in “Gib” last weekend taking a few shots of the Barbary Apes. They’re hilarious to watch interact with each other, and it’s a lot of fun being able to walk around with them with no fences separating you. Below are a few shots I captured. Enjoy! The Gibraltarian Barbary Macaques are so used to people, they even pose for the camera! A young...
Nov 22nd
3 tags
"It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...
…a beautiful day for neighbors, would you be mine? Could you be mine?” Oh, Mr. Rogers. How you and your pastel cardigans so sweetly deceived us in into believing one day we would grow up and have lovely neighbors just like you sang about. Say what you will but: “I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you, I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with...
Nov 17th
4 notes
5 tags
Kaixo Lekeitio
It’s no wonder why many Basques like to consider themselves a separate country from Spain. There was no gradual ease into the stark differences; one minute I was flying out of the sunny south, the next, flying beneath a blanket of dark clouds and green rolling hills that break off into jagged coastline hugging the Bay of Biscay. (The beautiful Bay of Biscay) There’s little to...
Nov 16th
4 notes
2 tags
Getting A Haircut Abroad: A Dreaded Necessity
For anyone who has traveled extensively, there are some things that you need to tend to that you cannot wait until you’re in the familiar comforts of your homeland to take care of. For me, one of these necessities would be getting a haircut. Anyone who’s had a haircut abroad knows the fear that’s associated with leaving the snip behind the scissors in someone else’s...
Nov 6th
30 notes
5 tags
Halloween in Spain
Halloween, in all of its jack-o-lantern carving, trick-or treating glory is a fairly new concept to Spaniards. Candy, costumes and carving pumpkins emerged only within the last 5-10 years and still do not have a mass-following. Instead, Spain focuses its celebrations on Dia de Todos los Santos (All Saint’s Day) on November 1st and reserves most traditional Halloween festivities for children...
Nov 2nd
5 notes