Ich bin ein Berliner

Despite my decidedly German last name, this is the extent of the language I know.  Fortunately for me, there are many other languages being spoke in Berlin these days and everyone seems to be kept on the same page with English.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, being based in Europe is awesome.  Continue reading “Ich bin ein Berliner”

Photogenic Segovia

Spain has so many cool towns.  Some are strikingly beautiful but reside in the middle of flat, unremarkable landscapes.  Sevilla and Cordoba come to mind that fit this mold.  Other towns like Granada and Ronda benefit by their naturally beautiful surroundings that add romance to their otherwise nondescript downtowns.

Segovia has a bit of both going for it.  Vistas of snow-capped peaks in the distance and a hilly topography accentuate the prime features that make up its dramatic skyline.  One that includes an 8th century city wall, a Gothic cathedral, and a whimsical fortress that was said to inspire Cinderella’s castle.  Oh, and on the other side of town is a nearly 2000 year-old Roman water carrying device.

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