A Wanderer’s First Experiences in Madrid, Spain

I love to wander when I visit new places. Rather than having my eyes on a map, I just start to walk and take in everything in my new settings with my whole… Continue reading

The Rainbows of Traveling

Where do you see rainbows the most? I’m starting to learn that I see them the most when I am traveling. Even a family member, my tita Amalia who I’m named after, recently… Continue reading

Thanks for a Great 2013 Blog Year!

Even after a couple of years now of travel blogging, I have to admit that I still feel pretty new to it all. I take from this the excitement of learning and that… Continue reading

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    Get a load of Eric's shell wreaths! He makes them from the sea shells we've collected here along the Mediterranean shores of Spain. From Xeraco to Denia, we have buckets of them and he keeps collecting and keeps creating these awesome, travel-inspired works of art. We live pretty light, so it's charming when living on the sea means having abundant access to the treasures of the Mediterranean. We love, appreciate and treasure her for it! Eric recently cooked up 'zucchini' as a pasta substitute to his amazing beef and vegetable ragout. It was so delicious! Do you have any creative ways you like to enjoy zucchini, or as our good Scottish friends call it, courgette? Finally! An amazing cocktail here in Denia - gotta admit, a good cocktail is in our opinion something rare here in our beloved Mediterranean town. Until this weekend, that is. Angelo of Chiringuito Mojito (our neighbor / beach bar), whipped up a fantastic beach version of a 'Greyhound'. He literally used a fresh, pink grapefruit, peeling it and blending chunks of it with a little bit of ice, just enough to chill it and create a juice. Then he stirred it in with vodka, and garnished with a large slice of melon, two strawberries, and the incredible monkey on a palm toothpick. Thank you Angelo! We loved it, loved it loved it! Ever created with sea glass? Eric loves creating art with his hands from what the Med surprises us with. Here's a close-up of the rainbow-colors of our growing stash of sea glass that we've collected from one of the gorgeous rocky beaches along Las Rotas, near where we live. Isn't it mesmerizing? Can you guess what Amalia made yesterday? She rarely cooks (and we mean never!), but her creative twist on this yummy Spanish summer fave turned out successful 😋. Some more pics of the amazing animals we met at the Valencia Bioparc. Click link in bio for the short video, Mondays in Valencia Be Like, and for the upcoming story and more photos of these incredible creatures.
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