April 2011
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The Easter Bunny Doesn't Come to Spain
Ahh, Easter. That time of the year when the Easter bunny makes his sweet deliveries to all of the sugar-addicted children, when eggs are painted bright colors and hidden in the grass for hunting, and chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks are mass-produced. I suppose, if you’re Catholic, good chances are this might be the second time of the year you go to church (Christmas and Easter...
Apr 19th
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Best of Southern Spain Roadtrip
Coming from a country so huge, (the USA) taking a road-trip has never been my idea of a good time. We’ve all heard of the “Great American Roadtrip” on Route 66, but I’ve always preferred to hop in a plane and be at my destination in a few hours, rather than pack up the car and be there in a few days. I’ve roadtripped (yes, I’m making that a word) from Seattle to...
Apr 18th
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Mouth-Watering Mercat St Josep, Barcelona
As a proud Seattleite, one of the things I love most about traveling is discovering the things I really miss about home (the city, the greenery, the beauty) and things I definitely don’t miss (gray skies, colder temps, etc.) But when it comes down to comparing the local markets with my beloved Pike Place—the other markets always fell short. Too dirty, pungent smells, not a lot of...
Apr 12th
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What You Think You Know About Spain is Completely...
DISCLAIMER: What I’ve written below is a personal account, and rather than to be assumed as fact, was meant to be a fun way of debunking popular myths for my readers intending to travel to Spain. So before anyone gets all hot and bothered, please remember that I am well aware there are exceptions to everything; some Spaniards do indeed like sangria after all! Probably. But have no fear,...
Apr 11th
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My First Arabic Spa Experience
When traveling, I’m all for finding great deals without sacrificing the experience. And while I’m more of a hostel than luxury hotel kind-of-girl, I’ll never pass up the opportunity to stay in one for free. Luckily, I was gifted a night in the Macia Real de la Alhambra; a modern 4-star hotel set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada. Not to mention, the...
Apr 4th
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