Flamenco (poem)

(inspired by Madrid, Spain-- February 2016) Flamenco After copas of sangria, we watch the sanguine dress spin to the guitarist’s touch-- Carnal, under fingers that burn fire with each plea for forgiveness. Eyes, green like olives, savor the sight, feasting on black heels striking wood, polished against polished that shine like sweat above bright lipstick … Continue reading Flamenco (poem)


Destination: Valencia, Spain

With our December holidays drawing to a close, my family and I arrived at the final cruise destination on metropolitan Spain: Valencia. The third-largest city in the country, it's famous for hosting many international events (as it has many venues) and its world-renown dish, paella. I was particularly excited to see what Valencia had in store for … Continue reading Destination: Valencia, Spain

Destination: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

From our time in Italy over the past December vacances, my family and I were moving on to Spain as part of our cruise's excursion around the Mediterranean. Our first stop was at Palma de Mallorca, on the island of Majorca not too far from the Spanish coast. Also simply known as "Palma," it's the largest city … Continue reading Destination: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Destination: Madrid, Spain (February 2016 Edition)

My first time in the capital of Spain was during my first year as an assistante last year. Although I have since gone back and revisited just this past December during the winter holidays (which you can read about in parts 1 and 2 here), and even though I essentially went to the same places as I'd done … Continue reading Destination: Madrid, Spain (February 2016 Edition)

Destination: Barcelona, Spain (Part 2)

Although I was in Barcelona for only three nights during last year's vacances d'hiver, so much had happened in terms of what I saw, what I did, and what I ate that it merits a second post just to cover them all! As written in the previous part, I'd hit the streets of the Catalonia capital during … Continue reading Destination: Barcelona, Spain (Part 2)