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Once away from the holiday costas, you could only be in Spain. In the cities, narrow twisting old streets suddenly open out to views of daring modern architecture, while spit-and-sawdust bars serving wine from the barrel rub shoulders with blaring, glaring discos. Travel is easy, accommodation plentiful, the climate benign, the people relaxed, the beaches long and sandy, the food and drink easy to come by and full of regional variety. More than 50 million foreigners a year visit Spain, yet you can also travel for days and hear nothing but Spanish.

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The crowd waiting to see Silencio leave the church: by jakemoffat, Views[31]
The Virgin of Esperanza de Triana, with huge crowds at 7:30am. Note the rose petals thrown down on her: by jakemoffat, Views[31]
Gran Poder at 4:30am: by jakemoffat, Views[36]
Gran Poder below our balcony: by jakemoffat, Views[42]
The discipline of El Silencio: by jakemoffat, Views[32]
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Photos: Semana Santa, Part 2

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 | By jakemoffat | Photo Gallery

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Semana Santa - Part 2: La Madrugada

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [58]

After four days of nearly constant Semana Santa activities, we weren’t quite sure what to expect from the Madrugada, the Thursday night through Friday morning processions that highlight the week. Six procession leave their local churches after ... Read more >

Semana Santa - Part 1: Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday)

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [79]

Last September Maya and I met a Spanish family shopping in our local toy store. I introduced myself and asked where they were from; remarkably, they were from Sevilla, but living in Menlo Park for the year for work reasons. We enjoyed a couple of meals ... Read more >

Photos: Semana Santa, Part 1

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 | By jakemoffat | Photo Gallery

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Welcome to Spain!

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 | By artisanforloveandpeace | Views [16] | Comments [1]

My flight to Spain went unbelievably quick. Departed in a NYC darkening spring dusk and was walking through a just waking up Barcelona-El Prat Airport before 7:00 a.m. the next morning. Now all I had to do was follow my instructions ... Read more >

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Cultural Tuesday: El Rinconcillo, Las Setas, and Feria dress shopping

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [60]

Given that Maya has soccer three afternoons a week and riding one afternoon, we have decided to make our free Tuesday afternoon “Cultural Tuesday,” where we head out to explore some new part/attraction of Sevilla. Yesterday our plan involved ... Read more >

Photos: Cultural Tuesdays: Las Setas and Feria dresses

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Stud farm, Sanlucar de Barrameda, and The Rock

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Photo Gallery

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A Glorious Saturday in Sevilla...and gin and tonic for dessert

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [75] | Comments [1]

A few weeks ago I asked Beth whether she prefered living in Bologna or Sevilla. If she had to go back and pick only one, which city would she select for an experience like this? After some consideration she decided that she would pick Bologna. I think ... Read more >

Photos: 7 Tips for Exploring Barcelona off the Beaten Track

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 | By apartmentbarcelona | Photo Gallery

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Photos: One glorious Saturday in Sevilla

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Photo Gallery

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Training for Semana Santa, bike paths, and other observations

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [94]

Okay, when I sat down to write about Jerez I had only intended to write a short vignette, but the story got away from me a bit. I apologize for that - I actually have a bunch of other things I want to relate, so I am going to try out using a series ... Read more >

A Day in jerez

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [75]

  One of the great pleasures of not having a car, aside from the fact that I have not been frustrated with traffic for months, is the joy of taking a train to a city that we have never visited. Such a visit in a car almost always begins ... Read more >

Photos: Jerez, Marathon, and other adventures

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 | By jakemoffat | Photo Gallery

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Awe the Alhambra!

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [117] | Comments [1]

I often find myself horrified by the holes in my own memory.  I am astounded by Beth’s ability to remember the full names of her classmates in sixth grade, while I struggle to remember friends from my freshman dorm at Stanford.  Beth ... Read more >

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