At the end of my fifth summer in Madrid, quite possibly the hottest summer of my life, I'm inevitably thinking back on the the half-decade I've lived in Spain. So much has happened.
Seeing the crowds at the Fiestas de la Paloma this year really emphasized that we have officially entered the post-COVID era.
Every couple months, though, a new article appears to bemoan the gentrification occurring in my barrio: Puerta del Angel, AKA the "Brooklyn" of Madrid, Spain.
I have a new home. That makes 25 in 35 years. Moving days On September 1, 2017, like so many September Firsts before it, I moved. Not from one US city to another, but from NYC to Madrid. As of today, I have been in Spain for exactly a year and a half. Of the … Continue reading Moving in Madrid
We booked eight days in Spain's neighbor on the Iberian peninsula, Portugal.
Today, I spoke to an Iraqi man about the lasting effects of the American intervention in his home country. A half hour before meeting him, I spoke with a Catholic priest from Brazil who was studying "Canon Law". Every week, I spend hours talking with people from South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other nations. … Continue reading The World from a Chair
It's very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present.
Model: Eriana Lawrence Location: Parque del Retiro de Madrid Date: 03/03/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOyA4ShwouE