A Second Opinion: Beyond the Pyrenees

A Second Opinion: Beyond the Pyrenees »

27 Jun, 2019
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Somehow I always felt that "Europe" began at the Pyrenees, leaving Spain as a magic island of cultural heritage. What has the EU really done to improve the life of the average Spaniard except complicate the panorama a bit more? Perhaps there has been a forward-looking push from up North that has subtlely changed the traditional Spanish attitude of xenophobia. Perhaps some modernization has occurred and the economy is more robust than before. But Madrid is not Paris, and Barcelona is not Berlin, and Rome will always be Rome. If the British can say "no" to the Continent then others may follow suit.

YA ES PRIMAVERA IN SPAIN. SMILE & DON’T FORGET TO FORWARD THE CLOCK!

YA ES PRIMAVERA IN SPAIN. SMILE & DON’T FORGET TO FORWARD THE CLOCK! »

18 Mar, 2018
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The Season of Rebirth starts on 23 March. DST starts this coming Sunday, 25 March 2018

MACRON DOUSES LE PEN’S DREAMS OF AN UNRAVELED EUROPE

MACRON DOUSES LE PEN’S DREAMS OF AN UNRAVELED EUROPE »

8 May, 2017
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He walked up to the podium for his victory speech not to the sound of “La Marseillaise” but of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, the anthem of Europe! Vive l'Union Européenne!

CAR FREE DAY, THE MOTHER OF ALL IRONIES

CAR FREE DAY, THE MOTHER OF ALL IRONIES »

23 Sep, 2016
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Someday, Madrid will mean it when it says Car Free Day and not create monumental traffic jams, making it the mother of all ironies!

THE TIGER CUB WHO LOVES PAELLA

THE TIGER CUB WHO LOVES PAELLA »

28 Apr, 2016
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History comes into play in the discernible predilection by Filipino investors for prime real estate properties in Spain

BlaBlaCar: Travel Doesn’t Have to be Costly and Lonely

BlaBlaCar: Travel Doesn’t Have to be Costly and Lonely »

2 Jan, 2015
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“BlaBlaCar is a European transportation network that is like hitchhiking but with a small fee and a couple of rules and regulations”

THE ABORTION FROM EAST TO WEST

THE ABORTION FROM EAST TO WEST »

21 Jul, 2014
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A comparison between the abortion issues in Turkey and Spain brings to light startling similarities and differences in the seemingly opposing cultures

THE TIGER’S TEE SHOT SPANNED EUROPE AND ASIA

THE TIGER’S TEE SHOT SPANNED EUROPE AND ASIA »

11 Nov, 2013
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The intriguing story of top golfer Tiger Woods brought up to date by his tee shots from Asia to Europe on Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul.