Category Archives: Spain

Tourist of La Mancha

Along the harbor in Barcelona is a two-hundred-foot monument to Christopher Columbus.  “Why is Columbus so widely celebrated in Spain?” I asked. “He’s from Italy.” “No one is completely sure where he was born,” I was told, which is Spanish … Continue reading

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Shakedown tour of the Pyrenees

July 13, 2013 In Pamplona, the week-long Festival of San Fermín raged on. Again, the bulls ruled the course, goring two and injuring twenty-one more in a historic pile-up at the ring’s entrance. To read about my visit to Pamplona, … Continue reading

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Running of the fools

While still a year out from my extended trek, I was asked by friends Rob and Mandy to tag along on a driving tour of northern Spain and southern France. The invitation followed a discussion Rob and I had about … Continue reading

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