The Pat Conroy Lowcountry Charm Tour

It’s not about the Destination, it’s about the Journey  Isn’t it funny how we easily we can forget all about our own country? Sometimes I think we internationally minded folk disregard the wonders of Americana because we’re so focused on exploring the world. But the fact of the matter is that the United States is…

Flamenco

I saw my first flamenco show when I was in the 7th grade, but it was in a giant auditorium at George Mason. I don’t remember much from it except for the fact that I thought it was rather boring and that I was more interested in the lunch afterward. My second flamenco experience was…

Feria: ¡Yo soy del Sur!

Every spring, as the blossoms of azahar and the temperatures rise, something happens to Sevilla. After the bleachers from Semana Santa have been packed away, the atmosphere begins to crackle with a heady anticipation. I read once that every April, Sevilla erupts into Feria, and, after having experienced it, I believe that’s the best way…

Tom, the Coolest Dog You’ll Ever Meet

This is Tom. Tom is a golden labrador, living The Dream. He runs, he hunts ducks, he gets his stomach petted. Life is good. Tom is also the coolest dog I’ve ever met. He’s extraordinarily friendly, tolerant, and caring. He never lets the children roam away alone–he’s always there, making sure they’re safe. And even…

Me and Gaudí

When Antoni Gaudí graduated from the School of Architecture in Barcelona, the principal Elies Rogent said, “I don’t know whether we have given the qualification to a madman or a genius.” When looking at Gaudí’s work, one can understand the sentiment. It is colorful, passionate, and bizarre. It holds no reason, yet makes perfect sense….

The Survival Guide to Klepto Monkeys

Gibraltar is a bizarre place. It is referred to as a “British Overseas Territory,” because “colony” just doesn’t the same ring to it. Gibraltar sits at the very tip of Europe, a lone English rock in the midst of the Spanish sea (and the Mediterranean sea). To get to this Anglo-Saxon oasis you must take…

Telenovela

Original post date: 2/19/13 Every day at 4:30, my host mom watches a telenovela called “Herederos,” which means “Heirs.” It’s about a family who spends half of their time working with bullfighting and the other half sleeping with each other. It’s insane…the wife of one of the men (who is also sister’s with the matriarch…

Sunrise over the Mediterranean

Original post date: 2/11/13 Yesterday, we returned from a weekend in Morocco. The experience was incredible…I’m not even sure where to begin. What was the coolest part? It’s hard to say. But I’ll tell you all this story: The first morning in M’Diq, I was awoken by the call to prayer. It was sung over…

The Inquisition Museum

Original post date: 1/31/13 Last Saturday, we went to Córdoba. For those of you that don’t know, Córdoba is located about an hour to the North-East of Sevilla, and like Sevilla, is heavily influenced by Hispanic-Muslim architecture and culture. The city is small, but very beautiful. The center of Córdoba is hidden behind a massive…

New Home Sweet Home

The Blue-Eyed Bohemian has graduated college and decided to move blogging sites! I’ll be posting my favorite entries from the old blog onto here. 🙂