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Circus Raluy

7 December, 2017 (14:41) | Living in Europe | By: admin

When Mark and I first moved here 10 years ago we lived in the neighborhood of Raval, a short walk to La Rambla. We had 2 big dogs back then, and everything was an adventure. We moved here in the sunny month of November 2006 and took lots of long dog walks. The dogs were […]

A Vignette From My Day

31 January, 2017 (03:41) | Living in Europe | By: admin

Its a typically sunny but crisp day here today. On my way home from playing padel I notice an art class strewn about the plaça. “That looks like a fun class” I think to myself. Once home I fling off my clothes and put my comfy muu muu on for “happy hour”, when Mark and […]

Barrio Barceloneta plus a special Thanksgiving guest.

10 November, 2016 (07:24) | Living in Europe | By: admin

Barceloneta is roughly triangular, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Port Vell, and the El Born neighborhood. We even have our own flag. I don’t know how many square kilometers big it is, but my guess is less than 5 (which would translate to less than 7 miles). The neighborhood is shaped like a big slice […]