The End

Despite my best efforts, Leavingamerika.com has repeatedly failed to attract the kind of sustained readership that makes it worth the considerable time and effort it takes to write a blog of this scope. My only consolation is that it served as a warning to me not to waste the next several years of my life…

Tavira, resplendent

On Friday, the weather cleared up after a day of the drizllies.  So my wife and I went for a long afternoon walk in the SouthWest part of town.  We had croissants at the French bakery, visited the library (a former prison), and bought beads at an art supply shop.  In many ways, Tavira's restoration…

B is for Borrego

Yesterday was alternately drizzly and cold and damp and underlyingly hot so we said to heck with getting drenched by either rain or sweat and went to the big Municipal Market at the end of town and bought 2 kilos of trimmed leg of lamb meat, onions, garlic, fresh oregano and bay leaves, tomatoes on…