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Day 7: The Rain Came

I am very glad I did the beach yesterday. Also, GO HAWKS!!! Today was a light day. I spent most of the morning reading and walking in Parc de Cuitadell (Barcelona’s largest park).    Then when the rain came I … Continue reading

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Day 6: This Is Happiness

Cal Pep is the second best restaurant that I have ever been to (the first is Lucius in Amsterdam). Every last tapas (anchovies and calamari, bread with tuna tart, creme brûlée, mussels, cheese bread, etc.) was to die for. If … Continue reading

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Day 5: Flamenco!

It did not seem proper to come to Barca and not see Opera y Flamenco at the Palau de la Música Catalana. The hall is pretty spectacular – not Queens Theatre spectacular granted. The performers did not disappoint. Having recently … Continue reading

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Day 4: All The Noms Are Belong To Me

About halfway through the day, I realized it was Saturday and that the famous Mercado de La Boqueria (a huuuuuge market) was going to be closed on Sunday so I changed my plans and was I ever thankful. Here is a … Continue reading

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Day 3: The Things We Can Achieve

Housekeeping note: I’ve obviously been derelict in writing each day, which contrary to popular belief was not because I became embroiled in a new Spanish Civil War. However, as I look at my notes for each day that I’ve not written … Continue reading

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Day 2: A Good Plane Ride

Today was the first European day of the trip as Day 1 was spent on a plane. Speaking of the plane, I sat next to two of the nicest people ever. One of them signed me into the Delta club at … Continue reading

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Day 1: You Can’t Take The Transatlantic Skies From Me

The first international trip of 2015 is underway and starts the same as 2012’s: layover in Atlanta.  Not much more to say than Barcelona here I come! (Well, first, a five hour layover in Amsterdam.)

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Day 8: All Warm Things…

There are few sensations that I love more than the smell of sea water, the sound of waves, and a tropical sun beating down on me. The trip was incredibly relaxing and the kind of trip I needed as 2013 … Continue reading

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Day 7: The Final Relaxation

Today was as expected: uneventful, as it was a day at sea. We watched a few episodes of the Prisoner and Archer but spent most of the day on the balcony reading. I finished the Everything Store today. It was … Continue reading

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Day 6: My Mortal Enemy Strikes Back

Today was supposed to be a great day at the beach. A day of relaxation and frolicking in crystal clear water. But after the first hour the skies opened up and it was a torrential downpour that lasted the rest … Continue reading

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