Category Archives: Travel

Torino, Venice, Split and More! Jeremy Catches Up and Sees Awesome Stuff!

So I need to be catching up in this blog. Therefore this will be another slideshow entry, but it’s still really cool, right? Basically this is covering from the end of the carnival in Rocca Grimalda, traveling to Torino, Venice, … Continue reading

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Basques in Rocca Grimalda: Cards, Blending Cultures, and a Sword Dance Museum!

At 6:30 Kezka all piled into a big bus with supplies of snacks, games and pillows, ready for the 17 hour journey to Rocca Grimalda, Italy. I ended up towards the back of the bus where there was a little table … Continue reading

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Chain Sword Dancing in Marin! Also, Sevilla was splendid, but Travel was Terrible!

Time to travel halfway across Spain to see some sword dancing! My plan for the day was an ambitious one; I would bus to Huelva and then Sevilla (Seville), where I would drop my stuff at the house of a … Continue reading

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Oviedo y Pueblo de Guzman: Wonderful Hosts and Sword Dancing from Afar

Ok, I’m just going to zip on through here! I went to Oviedo and met up with the leader of the dance group, who was also the town mayor and baker. We spent a lovely afternoon sharing our respective dances … Continue reading

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Cordoba: Flamenco, Ruins and Early Mornings

My alarm roused me I knew it and I groggily hit the snooze button. Several times. Finally, I rolled out of bed and collected the last of my things. I had packed most of my stuff the night before, so … Continue reading

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Marco…Polo! I make it to Basque Country!

When I woke up the next morning Ada had already left, rushing back to a early morning meeting that had been sprung on her at the last-minute. I got up early as well, having packed my stuff the night before, … Continue reading

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Hitching to Fenestrelle: Italians like Banjo!

The next day was a lazy one. My legs were sore from walking and covered with scratches and bruises, and so i went to the town and wandered for a little bit. I eneded up at a market plaza where … Continue reading

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4 Languages, 2 rides hitching, 1 amazing host

So the next day I woke up and started to pack all of my stuff into my bag again. My bag is beautifully packed, but it had kind of exploded during the week in the tent. I gathered all my … Continue reading

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Waiting for a lift to Italy

Also: the problem with secret pockets is that sometimes you think you lost you passport and have to repack all your bags. I was promised a lift to Italy by a man speaking only Italian. I’m waiting by the grocery … Continue reading

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What is a year? Icelandic lullabies, wheelchairs and new friends

In my last few hours in the US, I started thinking “How long is a year?” I was sitting on the couch and talking; “Okay,” I said, “I have four hours here, and then a year not here.” My mind … Continue reading

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