Shaken by Yesterday’s Mexico Earthquake


Earthquake in Mexico. Shaken! As I write this post, my fingers are still numb from yesterday’s events. There was a 7.2  earthquake in Mexico, about 200 miles outside of Mexico City, in the Oaxaca province. Although it was far, it spread wide – from Guatemala to Mexico City and beyond. Experiencing an earthquake is like […]

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Iceland: land of beauty, quirk and trolls

northern lights reykjavik

Iceland… magical, memorable… creepy. Iceland was stopover #2 on my journey home to the states. Traveling to different countries at this time of year has really been a treat. I’m learning about how different countries do Christmas. For instance, the infamous Caga Tio in Barcelona, the present-pooping log. I thought Catalonia had it’s own interesting […]

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Literally Sh*tty Christmas Traditions in Catalonia


Madrid and Barcelona are very similar yet very different. You can read more on that here. Some of the interesting differences when it comes to Christmas in Spain… The most interesting difference (to me.) In Madrid, people are known to be traditionally VERY religious. VERY VERY Catholic. Christmas is about Jesus. Not about jolly old […]

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Barcelona vs Madrid: A Few Comparisons


As part of my journey across the pond to visit my family during Christmas, I made Barcelona the first pit stop. My super cheap flight to Iceland (100 euros) flew out of there, so I went a few days early to check out Christmastime in Barcelona. (Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous Spanish region […]

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