Monthly Archives: October 2012

Turkey in the Morning, Barcelona in the Evening

As I responded to the Turkish doctor last night, I received another email from him upon awakening this morning.  He said he would be glad to send me some Turkish delight now IF I can’t wait until March.  He also … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight, Perhaps…

So I got an email today from the Turkish doctor saying that he will be in Chicago sometime in March of next year.  I certainly didn’t expect this news as I thought, honestly, that I would never see him again.  … Continue reading

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More Stamps, Please!

I went to a party on Saturday night and was talking to a man who has lived in and traveled to many European cities, but not Istanbul.  Since he’s never been to Turkey, he asked me, as most people do … Continue reading

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From Death to Dolce

My first week back to work last week was horrendous. The death of Stuart cast a dark spell over all of us, and his funeral was…well, what words can I use to convey utter sadness?  I have worked with Stuart … Continue reading

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Adios, Barcelona…

Today was my last full day in Barcelona with the following agenda: 1.  Go to Park Guell2.  Go to the Ramblas and visit the Boqueria3.  Get a fish pedicure4.  Visit Casa Batllo5.  Stop by La Pedrera However, I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Barcelona on Foot

The best way to explore a city, I believe, is on foot.  How else can I get the true flavor of the city as well as discover and see things that I haven’t seen before?  I love seeing what’s on … Continue reading

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Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia

When I walked toward the La Sagrada Familia, the beauty and awe of the architecture took my breath away.  My reaction was similar to that of the Hagia Sophia in that studying it in college vs. actually seeing it in … Continue reading

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Soles and Souls of Barcelona

So I lost (in addition to my luggage) almost two whole days of sightseeing as I was distraught and couldn’t really function without my belongings.  I didn’t know whether to buy everything I needed or just wait.  I was very … Continue reading

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Donde Esta?

So I was redirected from my missed flight to Barcelona.  I had to fly to London and then take yet ANOTHER flight to Barcelona.  By now it was raining pretty hard in Miami, and I was in fear that the … Continue reading

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Julio

My plane mate on my flight to Miami before taking a connecting flight to Barcelona was a fidgety, hyper man.  I wondered why a man like him would be in a center seat as opposed to an aisle or a … Continue reading

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