biking in andalusia

After a week in Morocco, Jane and I are now biking in the Andalusia region of Spain. Whereas Morocco was a bit of a mental and cultural challenge the biking is definitely a physical challenge! On day one we covered 24 miles and climbed 4,400 feet. On day two ...

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Lost in the Souks

As I dropped Jane and Tricia off at the spa for their pedicure the young man at the door said with a grin, "I'll give you 20 camels for your daughter!" Oh crap, I thought, not another session of haggling!

Not my daughter I said.

Oh, no problem, then ...

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A visit to the Kasbah

Sometimes when you are travelling it is the unplanned things that can surprise you the most. At dinner last night we decided to stick around town this morning and visit the Ksar (fortified city). At breakfast, Mohammed, the owner of the Hotel Bagdhad Cafe was happy to line up a ...

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A Night in the Desert

"Camel noses!" came the answer from the back of our mini-bus. The question was "what is one memory or thought you would take away from yesterday?" Other thoughts about yesterday centered around the bookends of sunrise and sunset, changes in geography, the orange of the dunes against the blue sky ...

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Morocco -- Sensory and Cultural Overload

As I sit here on the rooftop terrace of our Riad in the Medina of Fez, the sky is turing purple as the sun begins to set. The Minarets have just become active as the call to prayer begins from every direction. I'm trying my best to write down ...

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We're driving in our Car

One thing we never thought we would do in Malta was drive a car. From the way our neighbors fly down the road, to the fact that nobody uses turn signals (actually that is the same practice as back home) to the fact that it appears to be impossible to ...

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Go Go Gozo

The first thing you notice when you get to the Cirkewwa ferry terminal is how close you are to Comino and Gozo. All this talk of using EU funds to build a bride, doesn't seem that far fetched. One hop to Comino, another to Gozo. Nevertheless the short ferry ...

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Cooking in Malta

There are many reasons not to cook while living here in Malta. Most of them are within walking distance of the flat.

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I Want to be an Archeologist

I think I might want to be an archeologist when I grow up. In the last week we've had four lectures involving geology, geography, and archeology here in Malta. All of them have been fascinating along multiple dimensions. It has been such a positive part of our Malta experience ...

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Adventures of an Expat Cord Cutter

Even thought I'm living abroad and traveling for an extended period there are a few entertaining parts of my life I'm not willing to leave behind. Watching Arsenal, keeping up with The Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Food Network, and a few others. How you do this is ...

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