Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Travel Theme: Meeting Place

You can find tapas, seafood and special “coke” cans at this Barcelona meeting place.
#kvpspain : A delicious tourist trap in #barcelona. Yummy seafood, tapas and street vendors with sketchy $60/coke cans. #fb
Plaça Reial in the Barri Gòtic.

We used this Cusco landmark to guide taxi drivers and Americans.
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Plaza de Mayor in Cusco, Peru.

I watched friends and family meet for food and conversation in this French Canadian market.
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Marche Jean-Talon in Montreal.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Meeting Place.

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Photo Friday: Portrait

Portrait of a hero.
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Inside St. Cecilia in San Francisco.

Portrait of faith.
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Inside the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Portrait of blue.
Street Art in the Mission
In San Francisco’s Mission.

Portrait of travelers.
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Inside La Alcoba Azul in Barcelona.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Portrait.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Craving hot weather.

Travel memories…
We left our sweaters back in the hotel when we wandered around Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) in Barcelona.
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I love this shot of Hanna – caught in the middle of a thought. We had a blast celebrating her birthday in Spain. Also – we were grateful when she translated our questions and food orders.

I managed to order clara and cava at bars, on my own, by the end of the trip.

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Tourist bonus: cached maps on our smartphones synched up with GPS signals. We didn’t need cell phone service. It’s like having a live map when you’re navigating thru twisty alleys in Barri Gòtic!


A busker entertained us as we waited to go inside the Picasso Museum.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.

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Travel theme: Work

Roasting chicken at Los Caracoles in Barcelona, Spain.
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Selling fish at the Mercado de Pesce in Ensenada, Mexico.
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Making a movie near the Kronverk Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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My entry for today’s Travel Theme: Work.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Gaudi’s mosaic masterpieces dazzled me at Park Güell in Barcelona.
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My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns.

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Travel theme: Architecture

Inside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia in Barcelona’s Gothic district.
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Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Fading beauty – what’s left of the New Mission Theater in San Francisco.
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My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Architecture.

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Photo Sunday: Stairs

Paid admission to the Museu Tauri in Barcelona allows you to explore this former bullfighting arena. We climbed up these “Vertigo” stairs to wander around the upper deck seating area.
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I blogged about the museum on my Eurotrip site.

This is my entry for this week’s Photo Sunday Challenge: Stairs.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Spotting green themes at work and abroad.
From our meteorologist’s chroma key wall to Barcelona bar’s Clara.

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My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

An odd food spot trend in Barcelona: naming restaurants after American states. I ran past “Nebraska” in our L’Eixample neighborhood. We also found “Kentucky” on one of our museum trips.

In Sitges, “Kansas” had a lovely bar on the beach.
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This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign.

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Travel Theme: Spooky

I’m not feeling the Halloween spirit this year. Sadly, this costumed holiday falls on a work day. I don’t have the energy to deal with trick-or-treaters and party people when I have to be at work before sunrise.

Maybe next year. For now, I stumbled on vacation photos that would fit this week’s Travel Theme: Spooky.
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That’s a shadow from at staircase inside Palau Güell, one of Guadi’s palaces in Barcelona.

Our American cow trackable meets a bat at this geocache site in Parc de Monterols.
#kvpspain : Making friends in #barcelona ! #geocache adventure with cow trackable
We gave Hugo, the bat, a free trip to California. We’re trying to find him a bat cave geocache for his new home.

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