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My home away from home — Girona and Costa Brava

I’d have to go back and actually count up the number of posts, but I think there is a fair chance that the place I have written about the most in the last few years has been the Costa Brava region of Spain. This has become a bit of a second home for me and [...]

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In Girona, Spain with Girorooms

girorooms apartments in girona spain

Those of you that follow my travels fairly closely know that the Costa Brava region in Spain is a place for which I hold a special affinity. I feel very comfortable there, even though I don’t speak any Catalan and my Spanish isn’t much better. It is a place I have been back to over and [...]

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Street art with meaning

Graffiti and I have a true love/hate relationship. Although I love Italy dearly, each and every time I go back, I am aghast at the amount of graffiti painted onto architectural masterpieces. I can’t imagine what sort of person would scrawl their name on the side of the Duomo. On the other hand, I have [...]

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A quick guide to tapas

tapas in costa brava spain

If you are headed to Spain, get your taste buds ready to enjoy one of the great culinary treats in the world, tapas (also called pinchos in some parts of far northern Spain). Tapas are bite-sized food portions, not only served in restaurants, but also in almost every bar and pub in the country from [...]

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Sunshine, Warmth and Smiles

reasons to visit denia spain

That pretty much sums up my last couple weeks. The last I left you, I was moving from Valencia, which was a city that just simply didn’t work for me right now, down the coast a couple hours to a smaller town called Denia. I was looking for a smaller town by the water, close [...]

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Walkable cities: riding the rails from Budapest to Amsterdam

train travel

Train travel may be slower than flying, but you see so much more when you’re moving at ground level. One of [...]

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