My Low-Cost Life in Spain’s Cosmopolitan Capital City

My Low-Cost Life in Spain’s Cosmopolitan Capital City

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April 3, 2018

While living in the Andalusian capital of Seville, in the back of my mind I knew I’d have at least a stint of living in Madrid. The draw of a big city—I’m from Chicago, after all—meant more job opportunities, one less leg to consider when visiting family Stateside, and a cosmopolitan life. After nine years Read more...: My Low-Cost Life in Spain’s Cosmopolitan Capital City

I’d Never Live on This Caribbean Island…

I’d Never Live on This Caribbean Island…

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April 2, 2018

I'm writing this postcard from a veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea on a nearly forgotten tropical island. The ocean is showing off several shades of blue and a slight breeze teases the palms. The piña colada at my side completes the picture. But as my family's annual vacation draws to a close I'm actually a bit anxious to return home to Cotacachi, Ecuador.