Hats, dogs, Tangier-arama & life in the black-and-white

I am coming to the end of my month-long travel stint. It's been a wild and interesting adventure: Edinburgh to Almeria, Almeria to San Jose, San Jose to Roquetas de Mar, Roquetas de Mar to Granada, Granada to Malaga, Malaga to Marseille, Marseille to Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence back to Marseille again. I saw the greasy, grimy … Continue reading Hats, dogs, Tangier-arama & life in the black-and-white

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Smell, touch, taste, listen, feel, live

My rule for myself now is simple; for every piece of bullshittery I encounter along life's road, every time someone tries to take a piece of my soul, I counteract it with living a beautiful experience that involves a smell, touch, taste, listen, feel, live moment. I've been packing in this sensory living, and it's … Continue reading Smell, touch, taste, listen, feel, live

Spanish flu or so it feels like

I am really ill. I have flu, a fever, weak limbs. Last night in my previous hotel in Granada, where I was for four nights - a horrible dated looking, small room, overpriced and with horrible scratchy brown blankets and no charm whatsoever, and I was projectile vomiting all over the bathroom. The bathroom in … Continue reading Spanish flu or so it feels like

The Alhambra of 19th century US travel writer Washington Irving

Washington Irving, US travel writer and dignitary of the early 19th century spent time living at the Alhambra Palace in Granada - where I am now - for a period, as the invited guest of the mayor of Granada of the time.  He had ridden from Sevilla to Granada, Spain on a donkey, along with … Continue reading The Alhambra of 19th century US travel writer Washington Irving