Barcelona’s disappearing bus – and how Google Maps changed travel

Barcelona has eliminated a local bus route from Google Maps. Bus 116 here in Barcelona was never meant to take people across town: it’s a neighborhood bus that

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Two Giraffes at Madrid Zoo

Two giraffes at Madrid Zoo Nice day today at Madrid Zoo in Casa de Campo. Recommendable. Their website is zoomadrid.com and if you have an Urban Check coupon booklet

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Lemur at Faunia Wildlife Park, Madrid

I went to Faunia a couple of weeks ago. It was kind of shocking to learn that there are so many different kinds of small primates out there.

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The Mérida Aqueduct

The Roman Aqueduct in Mérida, Spain. There are a lot of other cool ruins around Mérida–a theatre and amphitheatre, a lot of old Roman houses, and the Museo

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Three Goats in Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain

Three goats. Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain. Colmenarejo is about 45 minutes bus ride from Moncloa, and it’s a nice place to walk around and see some animals. Also, there’s

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Sunset over Castello al Monte, San Severino

Sunset over Castello al Monte, San Severino Marche, Italy. For more great things from San Severino, check out ciauscolo, the champagne of sausages. For some less great things

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Edgar Rice Burroughs: the most influential writer

“I love to say it because it upsets everyone terribly—Burroughs is probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world.” From this amazing interview that

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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 Depths of Stupidity

Apparently, I used to have a blog on Blogspot. I wrote two entries in spring of 2008 and then forgot about it. One of them is pretty good.

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From Eazy-E to Jay-Z: Rap as Poetry

The first rap song I ever heard was Eazy-E’s Nobody Move, a song about the disgust a man feels when he discovers he’s attempting to rape a transvestite

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