Carlos del Rio

As I left the Alcazar yesterday, a flamenco guitarist performed just outside the ancient gate. He was so good that I stopped and recorded a few tracks. I got his name from his CDs, googled him this morning, and he's quite an acclaimed performer. The video isn't mine - it's taken from a youtube search, [...]

Nothing’s Under Control, and Everything’s OK: Eleven Hours to Sevilla

In deciding to backpack around Spain, not really deciding from one week to the next where I was heading, one of the questions I had was whether I would actually enjoy that open-ended, potentially-chaotic experience. It's easy and even understandable to get frustrated when you're traveling. Cultures are different, social norms are different, the transportation [...]