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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 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 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.

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day 72, Dutch Weird Stuff 3.

Lots going on over here.  Gearing up to leave for Eindhoven to see Dutch Design Week 2017 in all its innovative glory and just finished sending my residency application off to Barcelona.  Fingers crossed on that one.  I have a little time to throw a super short weird stuff post at ya…. but it’s actually […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day 67, Dutch Weird Stuff 2

More interesting stuff from the Netherlands!  This is a combination of Renkum and Amsterdam.  Fair warning – there’s a couple of images in this post that might be seen as slightly NSFW in some circles.  (No nudity or gore though.)

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day 59, Dutch Weird Stuff

Welp.  I gotta tellya.  This is a very different residency.  It’s not bad.  In fact, the old people-hating me from about 60 days ago, had she come here first, would be doing just fine.  This is very solitary.  I have a big Dutch house all to myself.  It’s beautiful here and the kitchen area has […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day 57, The Monster Cafe

Japan has a lot of themed cafes and restaurants. It seems like the very first place I would be interested in (aside from a cat cafe) would be the Robot Restaurant. Uh. Sure – if there were actual robots operating the restaurant. This place looked hugely overstimulating, so I gave it a big no go. […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day 54, Weird Stuff 5

Tokyo Edition!  I still have so many images to share from Japan.  Let’s get right to it.