3rd Act Gypsy

Never Lost. Just Exploring.

 

Conquering Mt. Parnassus with Grit and Gratitude

Conquering Mt. Parnassus with Grit and Gratitude

As much as I love big cities, I also like to take a break and see the countryside surrounding them...

Athens: Philosophy, politics, history, theater and rebellion

Athens: Philosophy, politics, history, theater and rebellion

I arrived in Athens late at night and as usual struck up a conversation with my cab driver. I’ve come to...

The Florence Debate: Painting vs Sculpture

The Florence Debate: Painting vs Sculpture

This is a city where you turn corners and hear spontaneous bursts of “Wow”. Regardless of the language, it still comes out...

Sunday Strolling Barcelona Style

Sunday Strolling Barcelona Style

When you read the guide books on Barcelona they always highlight La Rambla, a long pedestrian walkway filled with restaurants,...

The Must-See Mezquita in Cordoba

The Must-See Mezquita in Cordoba

Most travel guides mention Cordoba as an optional side trip from Seville and the first time I was in this...

“Best in Show” Andalusian Style

“Best in Show” Andalusian Style

In the planning for this trip, I wanted to include a visit to the Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte...

Seville: Second Time Around & Searching for Sand Snakes

Seville: Second Time Around & Searching for Sand Snakes

This was my second visit to Seville and it is fast becoming one of my favorite cities. It is a...

From Arcos to Seville with a Detour or Two

From Arcos to Seville with a Detour or Two

Leaving Arcos de la Frontera, we quickly dropped down out of the hill towns into Jerez; best known for their sherry and...

Non-linear Travel Planning

Non-linear Travel Planning

  There hasn’t been a lot about this trip that was conventional. I didn’t book a round trip ticket and...

Hidden Hill Towns & Hidden Stories

Hidden Hill Towns & Hidden Stories

Setting out for the hill towns of Andalusia, it’s probably a good thing we didn’t know what we were getting...

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