Portugal, Part 2: Porto (& back to Lisbon)

And now the second and final leg of my trip to Portugal, with two days in Porto and a return to Lisbon.

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The World from a Chair

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

Six Months

Months have roared passed - September, October, November, December, January, February - and I have arrived at the sixth month mark. This moment has traditionally represented a pivotal moment, the halfway point to something new, the vantage point off a mountain's peak from which I could see where I've been and where I was headed … Continue reading Six Months

València

This past week, four friends and I traveled to the idyllic beach city of València, located on the east coast of Spain. València is the sixth Spanish city I have visited, after Madrid, Barcelona, La Alberca (well, village), Toledo, and Segovia; and, perhaps, my favorite. Originally settled by Romans over 2000 years ago, the city … Continue reading València