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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Tokyo: Tsukiji Market, Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree

Tsukiji Market is one of the most famous markets in the world, particularly for its wide selection of seafood. Fish and other sea products that are sold here end up on plates around the world. We had planned to go very early (around 5 a.m.) to observe the live auction, but we got a tip from […]

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