Our New Home In Cancun, Mexico

Our New Home In Cancun

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When we left Cancun at the beginning of 2014, we had a pretty firm plan in mind: go to Playa del Carmen, do another guidebook there, and spend another couple of years in the Riviera Maya before looking beyond. But after Cristina’s unexpected emergency surgery in early 2014, everything was turned upside down and we had to write off the bulk of 2014 and completely change our plans.  Read More

Exploring Barcelona Part 3

Exploring Barcelona – Part Three

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If you plan on spending any amount of time in Barcelona, taking in the main avenue through the heart of downtown is a must. La Rambla might be somewhat touristy in nature, and the prices at some of the restaurants and shops along the avenue reflect this fact, but there’s a reason the route is as famous and popular as it is. Read More

Exploring Barcelona Part 2

Exploring Barcelona – Part Two

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While our first day was spent exploring the city in and around the Airbnb property we rented, when day two rolled around it was time to head out and explore the city at large. Although there is certainly a lot to see (you can spend a lifetime in Barcelona and never experience everything), we choose to start with La Rambla de Mar along the coast. Read More

Exploring Barcelona Part 1

Exploring Barcelona – Part One

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Our introduction to Barcelona was cold, windy, and rainy. Cristina wasn’t expecting such frigid temperatures, especially after having spent the last eight months in the jungles of Mexico near the Maya ruins of Palenque. For myself, I spent the bulk of my formative years in Colorado along the Front Range, as well as time in Bulgaria along the Black Sea, so for me it was a welcome change of pace from the often smothering heat of the jungle. Read More