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Photo of the Day: Our Madrileño Garden of Versailles

The last time Jen and I traveled together we were seniors in college and 20 pounds heavier.  We went to Paris and Versailles and were awed by Louis XIV’s majestic gardens.   Last week when she came to Madrid I … Continue reading

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Lazy Beggers

by Sarah My title is so un-PC, I have to explain myself immediately.  Yesterday, Jen and I had just come from a nunnery, where we bought some cookies (story to come), and a beggar asked us for money.  We decided … Continue reading

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The J-Lo Flamenco Show

by Sarah On Tuesday UNESCO declared that Flamenco is a quintessential Spanish genre of music and dance an art form the world should treasure.  The announcement made the front page of all the papers yesterday, as Spaniards celebrated that their dance … Continue reading

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Language Learning 101: Find a Suitor

by Sarah I arrived in Madrid three and a half weeks ago, determined to finally conquer Spanish.   When I stopped by The American Women’s Club (yes, I do stop by “The Club” regularly to gossip with my brethren) to inquire … Continue reading

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Seville: A Spin on the Opera, “Carmen”

by Sarah On numerous occasions traveling has opened my eyes to culture I just didn’t have time for before. This week, I have discovered opera. I was reading The Diving Bell and The Butterfly and the author referenced Mozart’s Don … Continue reading

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Eat Here in Barcelona!

by Sarah We rarely give restaurant recommendations, only because we’re too broke to eat at nice places. But our friend Andy came to visit us from New York and he’s a true foodie who needs to try the best of … Continue reading

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Barcelona Pickpockets: The Pros go to Work

By Sarah When we were getting off the subway at the Sagrada Famalia a man in a business suit ran by my sister (seemingly in a rush to catch the approaching train) and clearly tried to grab her purse. We … Continue reading

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