Rambling Along Barcelona’s Mediterranean Shore

I didn’t do a whole lot of planning before I arrived in Barcelona. Once I get somewhere, I enjoy finding an interesting-looking starting point and then wandering around from there. On my first morning in the city, I started at Barcelona’s Port Vell area. The monument to Christopher Columbus is in this area and is a major […]

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Settling Into Barcelona, Spain

I arrived in Barcelona via Luxair (the picture is of my departure from Luxembourg City). My first experience with, and first memory of, Barcelona was aboard this airplane. As we were descending to land at Barcelona–El Prat Airport, I could see the city’s Mediterranean coastline off to my right. It was exciting because I had neither […]

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Let me begin with this piece of advice: if you have the opportunity to visit Luxembourg City, even if just for a day, do it. That’s all I had, and I wish I had built an extra day into my itinerary to continue exploring this beautiful city. I arrived by train from Brussels, so Gare de […]

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Summer 2013: Airports and Train Stations

Summer 2013 was an unusually active travel period for me. Between June 5 and July 24, I managed to pass through 14 different airports, a few train stations and I don’t know how many subway stations. In case you find yourself visiting any of these places anytime soon, here’s my summer list and some comments […]

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