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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 78, Semana Santa

Preparations for Holy Week (known here as Semana Santa), the week before Easter, begin many weeks before the event.  Signs go up in the streets and alleys in which the processions shuffle along and I’ve been warned quite a bit about how crazy and packed it gets.  For example, in this most Holy of weeks, […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 61, Granada

Ok.  I have to tell you about my mini vacation between residencies in Granada.  Most of this post is filled with pictures of the Alhambra but there are a few other memorable experiences from the city as well.  In general, Granada was breathtakingly beautiful and colorfully exotic.  While my heart is warming to Barcelona, Granada […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 50, Spanish Sweets 2

Return of the Spanish sweets.  New region, new flavors, though I do see some of the same sweets I saw in Andalucia turning up here and there.  In my extreme dedication to you, my readers, I am truly taking several for the team by eating all of these sweets.  Now you have to understand, I […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 47, Mas els Igols

This is the residency in “Barcelona” where I currently reside.  It’s called Mas els Igols which means, “swamp farm.”  There’s no swamp to be seen, but it is most certainly a farm… of grapes… and wine.  It’s a vineyard!

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 41, Flamenco

Madre. De. Dios.  I just saw my first flamenco show.  I was blown away.  While Seville is apparently the place to see a flamenco show and I was just there, I was just too busy to get one in.  I’m told that the flamenco in Granada is flavored a bit different (apples and oranges) and […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 39, Spanish Weird Stuff

Sorry I’ve been so quiet guys!  I’m working on a couple of long posts for you and long posts take long.  Long.  Here’s some weird stuff and cool stuff while we wait for a long post.  Weird stuff first!

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 28, Spanish Sweets

I love me some sweets.  Let’s see what Spain has to offer!

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 17, First Walk

There’s been an unseasonable amount of rain here.  It rained heavily for about two and a half weeks.  The rain finally let up yesterday and I could have gone for a walk then but I wanted the roads to dry out for one more day.  Today I took my first walk.