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Un Año Fantástico

Here is a link to the story of our year in Barcelona, told through approximately 65 blogs, beginning in August 2013:    Un Año Fantástico

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What We Will Miss

We are back in San Francisco, back to reality as we know it.  Our United flight departed from SFO on August 16, 2013 and we returned on July 3, 2014.  We are happy to be home, but just the same, we will miss Barcelona.  What will we miss?  It is a long list that includes lengthy […]

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While the year flew by, it was long enough to make some great friends, most of whom were expats like ourselves. Let’s start with our portero, José, in front of our building at Josep Bertrand 13.  He spoke no English and while our Spanish progressed throughout the year, he could barely understand our parting words. […]

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Gaudí (1852–1926) is everywhere in Barcelona and we did visit many of Gaudí’s structures, at least once, from Sagrada Familia to Park Güell (see earlier post), to La Pedrera (Casa Milà) to Casa Batlló. We even stopped by his hometown of Reus, but it was Sunday and the museum was closed. According to the Barcelona […]

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Ephesus and Cappadocia

After breakfast on June 27, we said goodbye to the Freya and crew and drove about 180 kilometers to Ephesus.  I am not sure we had ever experienced heat like this, 40-41 degrees (104-106 fahrenheit) so the 2 hour walk through Ephesus was a challenge, for children and adults alike. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, […]

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