The second most important aspect of my childhood travels (after ice cream) was feeding pigeons. Some called them flying rats, my sister and I saw them as our friends. Perhaps the following montage can begin to convey the loaves of bread that were sacrificed in the name of this hobby.   1. Madrid, Spain     2.… Read More

When the tiles of Rio de Janeiro‘s most beautiful staircase are as enchanting as the destinations themselves.     Spain, 2004       Italy, 2008   Belgium, 2010        Florida, Forever   Some Relevant Fun Facts Antoni Gaudí- this modernist architect hated sharp edges and corners. The Bridge of Sighs- this iconic landmark was named… Read More

Excerpt taken from Spain and Portugal, 2004.   8 eight Ramblas Street and the Harbor   My family was walking down a street called ramblas Street.     On the street people were selling baby animals for instance a baby chick for one €uro! My mom wanted a chick. But before that, we had seen… Read More