Tag Archives: holidays

September is my new New Year

25 Sep

Recently I’ve been thinking that September has replaced January 1st as my new New Year. In Southern Europe, it is a time when people are returning from their summer holidays, refreshed from their full MONTH of PAID vacation (which is so difficult for many Americans to comprehend) and ready to dive back into their day-to-day […]

Day 3: Books, Roses, and Ikea

23 Apr

We are completing our third day here in Barcelona and things are starting to come together.  Yesterday we got phone numbers, albeit temporary until we have a NIE for our mobile contract, and we have wifi in the apartment (halleluia!) after introducing ourselves to our neighbor who generously provided his password for us to use […]