Pond Jumpers: Spain

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Southern, Spain: The Alhambra in Granada, the white villages, Seville, and an awful ending in Cordoba

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

As I write this, I am on my long flight back to the United States reflecting on what an amazing two years it has been. I’ve gotten to see so many fascinating places.

Prague, the city of a hundred spires

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I visited Prague two weekends ago with my good friend, Paula, from Split, Croatia. As we walked across the Charle’s Bridge at night we laughed because we couldn’t help but think that we should have each really been there holding hands with our significant other. One of Prague’s nicknames is the city of a hundred spires, which it earned in the early 1800s when it actually had around a hundred spires.

Solo Traveling: The Hanging Houses and Ars Natura in Cuenca, Spain

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Last Friday the NY Times wrote an article about Cuenca, Spain, which was impeccable timing because I had plans to visit on Sunday. The article said if you have never heard of Cuenca to blame it on Toledo. Toledo gets all of the buzz as being the best day trip from Madrid, but Cuenca may soon be getting more

New Years in Lithuania

Monday, January 24th, 2011

What I will remember most about spending New Years in Lithuania with Milda and Mario is how bitterly cold it was. I am just not made for the cold. The great company will be a close second, especially Milda’s dog, Baris (No insult intended towards the company of Milda and Mario, but Baris was so cool). Lithuania’s weather made memories of Munich feel like summer. I wished I had my long down-filled

Munich, Salzburg and our first Vegetarian Christmas

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Since it wasn’t practical to fly across the ocean to be with family, Jay and I decided to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays with friends in Europe. On Christmas Eve, we arrived in Munich, Germany to visit our friends, Ken and Jenna. They are Americans (from Cincinnati and Cleveland) living the ex-pat life

Day trip to Segovia, Spain: the Aqueduct, the Cathedral, and the Castle

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Segovia is a historic town located 56 miles north of Madrid. Last weekend, Jay and I took a last-minute day trip there with our new friends, Gaelle and Thibaut, who are in my Spanish class. Segovia is only a 30-minute high-speed train ride from Madrid (though it really took us an hour and a half because it took us 30 minutes on

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