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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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Castillo Time in Cartagena, Colombia

As the story goes, Spain’s King took a look at the final budget for the stronghold that was built in Cartagena, Colombia, and peered out of the window. “I…