Oviedo: My Life is Turning Into ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’
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Oviedo: My Life is Turning Into ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’

When I announced I was going to Asturias for the weekend, the first response was “Oh, just like Vicky Cristina Barcelona!” Blonde goes to Barcelona, enjoys some time in beautiful Oviedo….yep, you can just start calling me Scarlett now.* *Minus the crazy romantic plot of the movie, thankfully.  Kidding aside, Oviedo really is just as … Continue reading

Spanish Protests: The N14 Vaga General in Barcelona
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Spanish Protests: The N14 Vaga General in Barcelona

This Wednesday, Barcelona participated in the worldwide November 14 General Strike. It’s been about a year and a half since the indignados movement really took off here and there have been tons of Barcelona protests in 2012, so what’s changed? Well, here’s what happened on Wednesday’s strike.  The whole city was eerily quiet in the … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid’s Palacio de Comunicaciones
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid’s Palacio de Comunicaciones

Hello everybody! For this week’s photo post, I have one of my favorite pictures of Madrid of the Palacio de Comunicaciones. I’ve been to Madrid a couple of times, and it’s a really incredible city. It’s got a completely different feel than Barcelona, and it’s always fun to be in a country’s capital city. This … Continue reading

Spain & The American Presidential Election – Obama, Obama, Obama!
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Spain & The American Presidential Election – Obama, Obama, Obama!

There’s some serious election fever going on, even in Spain! I’m always surprised at how interested my friends in Barcelona are in American politics. They consistently know enough about the U.S. to be reasonably well-informed and have opinions.  And the most popular of those opinions? Lots of pro-Obama sentiments. Check out this graphic from the BBC … Continue reading