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Several years ago, while visiting Paris, we tried unsuccessfully to use the city’s new bike sharing system.  We thought that any credit card would do, not understanding that the Vélib’ was only for locals.  I was frustrated and hoped that one day I would indeed be one of these locals, or at least a resident […]

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How is Spain?

 Torre de Collserola, Barcelona We are enjoying our time here, exploring the culture and history of Barcelona, with long tasty lunches, a slow pace of life in general, exciting and inexpensive travel around Spain and Europe, a fresh and frustrating language that we are trying to conquer (do they speak more quickly than we do?), and new […]

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Montserrat is 48 km west of Barcelona and, while only 4,055 feet high, the mountain really stands out with nothing like it in the vicinity.  The name Montserrat means “serrated mountain,” and one look at it makes you understand why.  We have driven by and looked up a few times, on ventures to San Sebastian and […]

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Tour of the Old Town

It is required first to be a tourist before you can label your residence “home”.  We are ready to be home in Barcelona so some steps have been taken.  We joined the “Kids and Family Walking Tour”, hosted by Runner Bean Tours.  I would recommend this for families with children, but not older than about 12.  Our […]

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En Route

When I first brought up the idea of moving to Spain for a year, Max said, “Spain, that’s crazy, I like San Francisco, we really shouldn’t move.”  Why should I be surprised, given that this is the same guy, now 12, who kicked and screamed when we moved just 4 blocks a few years ago, […]

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