Zaragoza, Spain. Their name stood out so brightly on a map of Eastern Spain that I couldn’t pass it up.
A quiet town complete with a bull ring, abundant mixtures of baroque and classical architecture, and the beautiful Río Ebro cutting gently through the center. A town where you can find full meals for 5 euros and plenty of sidewalk cafes to keep you hopping all day and all night. A town where many Spaniards visit during pilgrimage… Continue reading What’s In a Name? A Trip to Zaragoza, Spain
Some days we want to be free. To sing, dance, and laugh in the rain. Many of us find that to be a challenge. Few of us can escape from the constraints holding us back. Today was a drizzly day in … Continue reading Singing in the Rain: Stockholm’s Royal Lesson
Ask someone who’s visited Spain which city is their favorite, and you will get a multitude of answers. However, you will also get one fairly consistent response: Barcelona. In my mind, Barcelona seemed like a city about to erupt from … Continue reading Barcelona TGIF: Tapas, Gaudi, Internationalism, Finally!
As I was greeted by light streaming through the slatted windows beside my bed, I sat up abruptly. Any cares of being too cold washed away and were replaced instead with a reminder of the day’s holiday: It was Christmas! Continue reading Christmas in India
…For many, it’s the main reason to visit Pamplona. For others, its the reason to stay home and watch on the tube. Continue reading Running of the Bulls – San Fermin 2015
Romantics take note: It’s not about the roses and the chocolates, the home cooked meals or the back rubs after a long day’s work. It’s not about the diamonds and perfumes. It’s about the building. Whether you want to impress … Continue reading A Second Chance at The Taj Mahal
… Here, kneeling in silence and strict concentration, was a single man. His peacefulness filled the room and was as stunning a site to see as to feel. This was our day’s bow. Three of us, one of him, and the voices of the evening’s Aarti seeping in from a room nearby. Continue reading Charmed Life
…I spent my 21st birthday chasing anteaters, fishing for piraña, and catching Anacondas from the most isolated parts of the country. We jumped off a cliff at sunset to enjoy a smooth sail down to steady ground a la parapente, spotted monkeys, capybara, and slept in hammocks as lightning storms stewed in the skies above Continue reading Venezuelan Remembrances
Growing up, our family was a happy part of the church and there was seldom a week that passed without a Sunday morning service spent amongst a handful of beautiful people. To this day, I consider this community one of … Continue reading The Road to King’s Highway