Spain 2016: Barcelona—Beyond Gaudi

Gaudi’s creations are definitely all the rage, but the city’s other architecture doesn’t lack for beauty and intricacy either. And then there’s the unique design of its city blocks, the work of visionary urban planner Ildefons Cerdà, who created the octagonal blocks, which he considered ideal for traffic flow, as well as sunlight and ventilation.

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Spain 2016: Barcelona—A Walk Around Town

Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its rich art and architecture, as well as for its beaches on the Balearic Sea. And of course, the ingenious creations of Antoni Gaudi never fail to impress (think La Sagrada Família church, La Pedrera, and Casa Batllo). In between marveling at architectural eye candy, one should also get a taste of the city’s traditional food with a side of flamenco.

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Puppies!!! 2022 Goldens in Golden, Colorado

To me, all dogs are puppies! And my face cannot stop grinning when I see them, especially in mass quantities, wagging tails and sweet faces everywhere! Oh, happy day!

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Honeymoon in Greece, 2008

It’s great to have friends and even more wonderful when they are all over the world—and you get to visit them! It so happens that my college roommate of three years and one of my most loved friends is from Greece. More specifically, her family lives in Voula, a town on the edge of the Saronic Gulf, across from the island of Aegina.

Map of Greece: Voula
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