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Last-Minute Quest: Usaquén Market

As the taxi dropped us off at the sloping plaza, the sky shifted through grayish hues. All around the square, vendors spread out bright blankets that vied for attention…

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Waiting for News: Ebola in Madrid

The following are some notes that I took over the course of the last few weeks. In no way is this entry a comprehensive timeline. (Let’s face it, my post…

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On Writing an Expat Blog

Recently I was tagged by Courtney of Adelante to participate in a discussion about the writing process. Since this is something all bloggers do but don’t usually address, I was…

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Missteps: Colombia Without High Heels

“Cassandra, I am going to tell you something very special,” Andres’ father announced. I was sitting at the breakfast table with Andres’ family, nestled in a wicker chair…

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Travel Wish List in Reverse

Last week I was tagged by Trevor in a blog post detailing his 5 Favorite Overlooked Places in Spain. (Go read it!) The rules of the game say that…

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You Know It’s Fall in Madrid When …

Yesterday was the first day of fall in Madrid–did you notice any differences? Before I came to Spain, I enjoyed a glorious fall that slowly eased into winter….