I recently wrote about 10 Cities/10 Years for Newsweek's "My Turn" feature, which is a place where people can talk about their unique life experiences. It was an honor to write for the feature and I'm very happy how the article came out.
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.
After just over a week in Greece, with stops in Athens and Hydra, Helen and I tearfully parted ways with the souvlaki. But, that was okay, because our last stop overflowed with pizza, pasta, and pistachios.
Welcome to Hydra, an idyllic isle in the Aegean Sea, filled with great beaches, delicious food, and a kingdom of cats.
Read about my visit to Athens, Greece, including the food, the monuments, the neighborhoods, and the food (yes, I meant to write that twice).
Our main reason for braving the frigid temperatures of Berlin in December was to see the various Berlin Christmas Markets, or Weihnachtsmarkt