barcelona I

barcelona I

My mom came to visit me last week, and after the first day in Frankfurt we jetted over to Barcelona to see about catching some sunshine. We got poured one for two of our three days there, but the first afternoon was pretty stellar.Read more
gran canaria: the interior

gran canaria: the interior

As built-up as Gran Canaria’s coast is, the interior is still rough and beautiful. We drove up from Maspalomas (which reminded me of Florida, not in a good way), admired Tejeda, where it was frigid!, and had fantastic tapas in the late afternoon in Mogán before making our way back...Read more
playa del ingles

playa del ingles

  Not pictured: the vast majority of la Playa del Ingles, which was one of my least favorite beach towns in recent memory. Having said that, I have certainly got no complaints about palm trees and 20 degrees Celsius in January.Read more
skydive gran canaria

skydive gran canaria

The same day Stephen and I ran our first half marathon, we also went skydiving, with Skydive Gran Canaria. Because you know, one big new life experience wasn’t enough for one day. It was gut-droppingly terrifying to dangle out the side of a plane, regardless of how many hundreds of...Read more
gran canaria half marathon

gran canaria half marathon

Just over a week ago I ran the Gran Canaria half marathon, and I have never been so glad to be done with 13.1 miles in my life. Some lessons learned: + Just because your hotel tells you over the phone that they are the hotel right next to the...Read more
comida

comida

I didn’t really plan on eating basically vegetarian while in Spain (hello, Spanish ham, I love you) but when you’re splitting food with a vegetarian boy it tends to work out that way. When that means olive-oil grilled vegetables, cheese plates, and piles of patatas bravas, though, it’s not exactly...Read more