Extremadura? Is that contagious?

With the end of Carnaval comes the beginning of Lent, marked by Ash Wednesday. (Marked…get it? Gosh, I crack myself up.) Ash Wednesday Mass was celebrated at the Catedral de los Santos Niños with 24 …

Sanity, suitcases, and the Seine

All right, suitcase, it’s come to this. It’s just you and me now. We’ve been through a lot together. You’ve taken your fair share of shampoo-bottle explosions, customs snoopers and disastrous journeys through the ever-mysterious …