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Siesta and Fiesta’s in Barcelona

"Who would have thought? You, me, Bella and Barcelona in the winter of 2019. Who would have thought?"  The three of us are nestled into the back of a taxi, en route from El Prat Airport Terminal 2 to Plaça de Catalunya. We're driving northeast, parallel to the Mediterranean Sea coastline. It's a Friday afternoon, circa 1…

St. Valentine | Poems on Love

February 14th. Mark it, or don’t. Either way, it’s coming; hot and heavy on your calendar, shop fronts and social media feeds. For some, it's the hallmark of love, officiated by rose bouquets and boxed chocolates. For others, it's a Bridget Jones meme, where one sits in solitude, eating last-weeks Thai takeaway. It's self-love, staying…

The Peculiarities of Prague

A capital steeped in history, medieval mysteries and baroque architecture, Prague wins the game of the gothic thrones. Crowned as the world's best preserved Medieval city, Prague feels like an untouched movie set, starring a melodrama romance and a little beheading. A grand Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral is decorated in haunting gargoyle heads;…