Archive for November, 2011

20 last days in Sevilla

November is almost over, Christmas lights have been put up but it seems like fall has just arrived here in Sevilla. It gets really cold early in the morning and later at nights but during the day, we are usually fine in a shirt and a light jacket. Next week will be my last week […]

Valencia – Spain beyond Andalucia

During almost four months in Spain, I have been to a lot of places but I did not realize that all the places I have been to in Spain are all in AndalucĂ­a, one of the autonomous communities. Every city has its own beauty but they all share the same culture, the churches, the cathedral, […]

The Clique

As I was uploading my traveling photos onto Facebook and tagging people in it, I realize that I only have four close friends who are in every single album I have and those four only. I love my friends but somehow I wish I had more people in it. It is not that we do […]

Cementerio de Nueva Esperanza

The hills are alive with the bright colors graves. Millions of graves ranging from piles of stones to full-out cement altars with stairs, as people have been able to afford. It started out as an appropriation of unused land, the squatting dead, so to speak, and it has become a veritable unplanned city of the […]

Pictures of a Minority of Lima

Welcome to a minority of Lima. All these pictures are from la Costa Verde in Miraflores. The tourist track will lead you here, and most CIEE Lima host family placements aren’t far away either. For this post I draw largely on our Peruvian Social Reality class with Juan Carlos Callirgos, an Anthropology prof at la […]