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Month: August, 2010

Sounds of Gracia – part 1

24 August, 2010 (03:35) | Living in Europe

I have been recording sounds for so many years now that I sometimes forget all about them. I just recently transferred and named sounds dating back almost 2 years, many of which will inevitably be available to purchase through Sound-Effect.com, but many of which I recorded with the sole intention of blogging. They are all […]

Life is a beach

10 August, 2010 (06:16) | Living in Europe

Life is bliss to be back in my spot. Although we’ve been living here in Barceloneta since mid June, its taken me all this time to land, to get my beach mojo momentum, to ride my bike through the back roads and alleys of my new neighborhood with Quixote, as well as to further beaches […]

From flimsy, kitch shack to comfy designer treehouse apartment for under 8000 euros

5 August, 2010 (19:53) | Living in Europe

On March 15th we got the keys to our fixer-upper near the beach. Here are some BEFORE photos. It looked like a mad chemical laboratory to me, with only one redeeming factor; it’s near the beach: 1 & 2) Odd, miniscule, labyrinthian rooms; tangerine orange, faded tissue pink, and one splotchy blue and gray room, […]