Catalonia declares independence – What now?

Well, it’s finally happened. Catalonia has declared independence from Spain. I was ready to do any number of other things this afternoon, but – humble public servant that

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Cuenca, Spain – an amazing (and underrated) weekend getaway

I was recently in Cuenca – the one in Spain, not the one in Ecuador. It was, I think, my fourth time there, and I gotta say… If

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Days and Nights of Love, Wine and Cholesterol – the story of my life in Spain

Another year’s gone by… It’s my 13th Spaniversary. Thirteen years since I moved to Madrid with no plan, no visa, no nothin’. And of course, it’s got me

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Catalan independence update – week two of Spain’s national crisis

What a time to be alive! The Catalan independence thing appears – for now – to be moving forward, but in the past week there have been some

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Catalonian Independence – will Spain survive the referendum?

I spent all day wondering: should I really write about Catalonian independence? Then I thought… fuck it. This whole thing is going from bad to worse, with or

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All the latest news from Spain – Dalí’s corpse, Catalonian independence, and terror in Barcelona

It’s been quite a summer. And the news from Spain is looking grimmer than ever. Everyone’s favorite surrealist Salvador Dalí quite literally got rolled over in his grave,

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Cultural Differences between Spain and the United States – 4 more things I’ve noticed

Living abroad is an eye-opening experience. A guy like myself — coming from a place in the US that’s not very cosmopolitan, not incredibly exciting, and not super

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Puerto de Santa Maria: sherry, snails and a windy apocalypse

Puerto de Santa Maria… A small city in the Cádiz province. In one word: windy. But if I get two words, I’ll take “dilapidated” also. On my first

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Spain’s Controversial Fiesta – how I learned to love bullfighting

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession to make: I like bullfighting. I like the colors. The choreography. The ritual. The tradition. The whole wild spectacle.  (Cue the

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Holy Week in Spain – images of religious processions in Madrid

Holy Week in Spain… Coming soon – or recently over, if you read this in a couple of weeks. Last year, I caught not one but two Holy

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