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A Field Guide to the Wines of Ibiza

There’s nothing like the cold winds of February to bring about some island daydreaming. While I am most familiar with Spain’s Palma de Mallorca, I’d love to explore…

Fill in the Blanks: Winter Edition

Hello class, and happy 2015! I’m afraid that I can’t share everything about my holidays—some teachers haven’t learned yet that private life isn’t appropriate  for classroom discussion—but I…

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hello, 2015! After a month-long break from blogging, I’m back to start the New Year. Many thanks to everyone who left such thoughtful and encouraging comments on my…

November and the Dreaded In-Between

Recently I read a blog entry that summed up the general malaise that I was feeling toward Spain and life: How to Fight Expat Depression: Just Remember You’re Not…

Spanish Customs That Make a Guiri Cringe

My fourth Spain-iversary quietly came and went in September. Since then, I’ve been reflecting on the incredible Spanish adventures of the past few years, as well as less savory…

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…