Austerity Donkeys

Donkeys are a very popular mode of transport in the new climate of austerity in Spain. Dumpster diving is also making a comeback, according to the New York

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The Grape Harvest, El Molar, Spain

This is September, during the grape harvest. El Molar is pretty nice – it has some bodegas up on the top of the hill where they make bad

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The 6 sweetest words in the English teacher’s vocabulary

Today there’s a Metro strike in Madrid, and I spent nearly two hours walking to class. I could have taken the Metro anyway, because the government mandates a

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Lighthouse, Santander, Spain

Lighthouse, Santander, Spain. Many years later, Santander is still one of my favorite places in Spain.

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Monthly Farmers’ Market, Casa de Campo

Heads up, everyone! There’s a great new event happening the first Saturday of every month in Casa de Campo: a farmer’s market organized by the local Cámara Agraria.

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Abandoned house in Le Marche, Italy

Abandoned house, somewhere in Le Marche, Italy.

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Gola dell’Infernaccio, Le Marche, Italia

My ex-girlfriend and her uncle took me for a walk into this crazy valley. It was off the hook. Gola dell’Infernaccio, somewhere in the Monti Sibillini, Le Marche,

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Torre degli Smeducci, San Severino Marche, Italia

That’s Torre degli Smeducci, in San Severino Marche, Italy. Nice place. Kinda boring. I talk a bit about my little experiences in San Severino Marche in my article

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Frank McCourt teaches English

One of my biggest pet peeves with educators is the idea that if you’re going to be a teacher, you need to be as boring and neutral as

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Legs in Macerata, Italy

I had an argument with my girlfriend and she wandered off somewhere. She was pissed. So I sat on a bench taking photos of people walking by. Photo

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