Joe and I often stop for a minute and marvel at the fact that we’re currently living in Europe. Out of nowhere, one of us will turn an awe-struck, giddy smile on the other and say, “holy CRAP, can you believe where we are right now…?? Can you believe how beautiful ___ is??” or something […]
In an attempt to get the most out of this year as possible, we’re making it a point, while living amidst so many architectural, cultural, and natural marvels, to engage in least one culturally/personally enriching experience a week – preferably more, but we set reasonable (surpassable) goals. After all, we’re not tourists here – we’re living, working, cooking, […]
In the Turner household growing up, we primarily celebrated Easter on Easter Sunday: I received a colorful, wicker-woven basket overflowing with edible treats, the “Easter Bunny” (my mother) hid brightly colored eggs and a decent amount of candy around the back yard while my dad cooked piles of pancakes or waffles, and there followed a […]
Once in a while, we’re fortunate enough to dine at a truly wonderful establishment where the food is innovative and delicious, the service is attentive and friendly, and the ambiance is just the right blend of mood-setting and lively. All this we found when we visited La Pepita in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood.
There are always thronging, milling crowds clustered just outside and at the entrance to la Boqueria market in Barcelona, making it seem both impassable and strangely inviting at the same time. We had walked by this massive, indoor market many times on the way elsewhere but had never ducked inside – until this morning. Planning ahead […]