Ribes de Freser and Vall de Nuria – hiking in Catalonia

Hey there! Just wanted to give a heads up about a couple of places that are worth visiting if you’re spending some time in Catalonia. Morena and I

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Everything in Barcelona is Fake – free tour of Bogus Barna

For many, travel is a search for authenticity. Perhaps you spend most of your year working and living in a land of highways and strip malls, where much

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Revisiting the Great Recession, or: how to waste your youth in a country in crisis

What’s shakin, y’all? I recently got back from about 5 weeks in the US. Funny thing about that: I’d heard from all sides that the US was now

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A Horse is a Horse… and also a source of delicious red meat, of course!

The Spanish have a saying: “Lo que no mata, engorda.” Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you fatter. It’s not Nietzsche, and it doesn’t have anything to do with

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Phoenix, Arizona tourism – a travel guide for pedestrians and others

Phoenix is a city that shouldn’t even exist. Spread out across more than 14 thousand (!!!) square miles of desert in central Arizona, it’s massive, dry, criss-crossed with highways and

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Las Vegas – riding the Dopamine Express in world-famous Sin City

Welp… Here I am in Las Vegas. Sin City. The “Entertainment” Capital of the World. I’ve never hated a place so much before even getting out of the

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New Orleans, or: How to Get Wet in the Big Easy

Baltimore to New Orleans. The plane gets me all the way across the South in half an afternoon. Outside the airport, the taxi driver’s name is Chowdhury, a

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Baltimore Adventures – margaritas and methadone in “Charm City”

The Amtrak from Philadelphia is fast and clean. I actually feel a bit under-dressed, on the train, in my faded t-shirt and cargo shorts. Soon I’m in Baltimore,

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Adventures in Philadelphia – into the Great American Dumpster Fire?

Let me be honest… I spend way too much time on Twitter. Trust me: I know it’s not a good idea. Social media will hijack your brain if

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Mr Chorizo’s American Adventures: A Barely Philosophical Prologue

Barcelona Airport, 1:40 PM. As the plane taxis, the woman next to me is chatting up her seatmate. She’s about 75, short grey hair, and wearing a huge

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