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Madrid

Adam Hayes' rendition of the "triBall" neighborhood

Adam Hayes’ rendition of the “triBall” neighborhood

Spring semester 2012 I am studying abroad in Madrid, Spain at the Universidad Complutense. I’ll keep you updated below…

El Camino de Carlos

My journey was not the cookie-cutter ceaseless east-to-west progression that many pilgrims complete. This is due to my musical priorities and my initial ignorance of the trail’s signage. My journey was unforgettably fun. This is due to my musical priorities, … Continue reading

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Music Seen in the Old World

Performances from the following groups blew my mind in Europe. I’ve listed the groups and the venues I saw them in. For each group I have included a representative video. Note that the videos don’t correspond to the venues where … Continue reading

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Public Art

Signs and graffiti from Spain, Hungary, and the Czech Republic:

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Campa de Torres, Gijon

Ver mapa más grande A Snapshot: Esperando la fila para la caja en Mercadona, escucho “Me gustas tú” por Manu Chao. Huelo el chorizo ahumado que estoy a punto de llevarme en un picnic. Siento en la mano el liso … Continue reading

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Western Asturias

A Letter Home 27 July 2012 Writen From Barreiros, Galicia Today i biked through rolling hills in the Galician interior, finishing with some small mountains before descending to within sight of the ocean again. I found a pension for €20 … Continue reading

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Interior of Galicia between Santiago and the Coast of the Cantabrian Sea

26 July 2012 Context: I had biked West from the French-Spanish border and wound up in the city of Gijón. From Gijón, my bike and I caught a bus West to Santiago so that I could see the city’s famous … Continue reading

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Between Bilbao and Gijón

A Letter Home: 21 July 2012 Written From: Laredo, Cantabria Yesterday – all day at the Guggenheim. Rushed dinner at the new lodgings of the Danish boys because the doors shut at 10 and the innkeeper was a grouch. Later … Continue reading

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Bilbao

Two days ago I biked to Markina (spelling) I stayed in an albergue there. I met some nice German girls walking the Camino on foot and some Valencian fire-fighters who were biking. This last group is very ironic because Valencia … Continue reading

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