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Glass-ology: A Photo Gallery from My Translucent Travels

Thumbnail image for Glass-ology: A Photo Gallery from My Translucent Travels by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 7, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareThis week I have happily joined the #FriFotos team on Twitter as a cohost, and even contributed the suggestion for the theme!  So you can imagine all of the sifting and sorting I’ve been doing of the various photos I’ve taken on my travels, and pondering the myriad interpretations of the glass theme.  The cover […]

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First Date: Toledo, Spain

Thumbnail image for First Date: Toledo, Spain by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 21, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareOn my first stay in Spain, over twenty years ago, I was living at my friend’s flat in Madrid, only a quick jaunt to Toledo by car and an easy 35-minute train ride from the Atocha station.  In those summer days of teen-hood, my friend and I were more intent on savoring and sampling the […]

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Oh My Gaudi! Being Broadsided by Casa Batllo in Barcelona

Thumbnail image for Oh My Gaudi! Being Broadsided by Casa Batllo in Barcelona by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 18, 2012 Travel and Adventures

Share    I didn’t think I would like Gaudi.  In fact, from what I had seen, I thought his creations were flamboyant, showy and, well…gaudy.  Thank goodness it rained that fateful day in Spain. I was in Barcelona and, being the dutiful tourist, I of course was going to mark off having visited the obligatory […]

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Six Reasons to Savor Spain

Thumbnail image for Six Reasons to Savor Spain by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 28, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareFlamenco: I was first blessed with the good fortune to enjoy authentic, rustic and spontaneous flamenco in Madrid during the summer I spent there in my wide-eyed eighteenth year.  I stayed with my American girlfriend who was living there and had fettered out the best local places for food-ing, disco-ing and flamenco gawking. Let’s just […]

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Travel Recipe: My “Spanish Madre’s” Gazpacho

Thumbnail image for Travel Recipe: My “Spanish Madre’s” Gazpacho by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 20, 2011 Random Ponderings

ShareLast week I shared the fact that I was whipping up a batch of my favorite cold summer “soup”, gazpacho, and Brad Spencer on Twitter goaded me into sharing it.  OK, actually, I am happy and proud to share this recipe, as for me it represents true food love that was lavished up me by […]

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The Serendipity of Traveling Solo – Or, Why There is No “of course!” in the Italian Language

Thumbnail image for The Serendipity of Traveling Solo – Or, Why There is No “of course!” in the Italian Language by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 12, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareI won’t gloss it over for you. I will not profess to “love traveling alone” because, at times, frankly, it gets kind of lonesome.  But I will proclaim emphatically that some of my most cherished travel moments have come from doing just that: venturing out on my own. “A journey is like marriage. The certain […]

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Tongue in Cheeky Travel Tip: How to Catch a Bus in Barcelona

Thumbnail image for Tongue in Cheeky Travel Tip: How to Catch a Bus in Barcelona by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 15, 2011 Travel and Adventures

Share I wrote this post for the fabulous Fairen Del fashion and travel blog and thought I would share it here as another in the series of my “tongue in cheeky travel tips”  You should check them out, too, for the most tantalizing travel ware and baubles…swoon. I hope you enjoy – and even learn from […]

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Crazy Aunt Club – I’ve Been Inducted!

Thumbnail image for Crazy Aunt Club – I’ve Been Inducted! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 28, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareIt’s official.  I have evolved (or degraded) into the quirky, eccentric aunt everyone either wants or dreads or somewhere-in-between.  You know, the non-conforming aunt with no children, who has no social restraints imposed by fellow parents or schools or society to behave in a respectable and modest fashion. The one who travels, downs hot spicy […]

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Barcelona: You Directed – I Discovered!

Thumbnail image for Barcelona: You Directed – I Discovered! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 17, 2010 Interactive Travel

ShareI think I got the better part of the bargain In my post Tell Gina Where to Go: An Experiment in Interactive Travel/Blogging , I asked for suggestions from you, my bright and shiny new readers, as to some sights or tastes or experiences you thought I should seek out.  Well, I thank you all […]

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Spain-i-licious Serendipity: Bar Hopping in BCN

Thumbnail image for Spain-i-licious Serendipity: Bar Hopping in BCN by Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 13, 2010 Travel and Adventures

ShareI found a bar in Barcelona. I know – amazing, right? To find a place for cocktails in the self-proclaimed party capital of Spain, the fiesta capital of the world.  It is called BAR-celona, haha.  But, you see, those other bars, they don’t have Estefania, a Windex-wielding, hip shaking, singing camarera. Allow me to start […]

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Olive Me – Why Not Take Olive Me?

Thumbnail image for Olive Me – Why Not Take Olive Me? by Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 11, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareWhole olives or olive oil?  As we flew into Seville, Spain, our plane passed over vast groves of olive trees…so appropriate a welcome.  I can’t help but wonder what is consumed more – olives in their tasty, meaty entirety? Or the olive oil that goes into virtually every dish?  Even at breakfast the Sevillanos drizzle […]

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Seville Spain: A Happiness Theory and My “New Math”

Thumbnail image for Seville Spain: A Happiness Theory and My “New Math” by Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 10, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareIn addition to the Spanish language courses that I’ve been taking,  I´ve also been studying math and philosophy in Seville. Please review my research and results below: Sevillian Math: One Way Walk to School = 1 T.V (Tinto Verano) Return Trip from School = 1 Leche Manchada (Some Powerful Coffee with Lots of Milk) Taking […]

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