Kevin Zerbey

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Kevin Zerbey

I'm a Spanish teacher and a football fanatic. So, there'll be lots of Spanish words, history and cultural bits in my updates, not to mention at least one mention of soccer in each entry, I'd bet.



North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 20th 2011

Hey Y'All, Long time, no post, eh? Since CC and I took a little Babymoon (I guess that's what folks call it... I'm not fond of the name, but... I can't think of anything better) to New York City last weekend, I thought I'd share my Top Five and some photos with you good people. Enjoy! #1 - BXL - When we were trying to find a place for dinner on our last night, CC went to Yelp! in search of a place that "we wouldn't be able to find in Cleveland." She struck gold with the section of Belgian restaurants. BXL got great reviews (most importantly, from locals) and I am a big fan of Trappist ales, so it was an easy choice. Unfortunately for us, a torrential downpour erupted an hour before our reservation ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Playa del Carmen April 30th 2009

Hola Amigos, FRIDAY: Today, we went to Tulum, a site of Mayan ruins about 60 miles or so from our resort. We signed up for the "express" tour, which meant that we'd leave at about 7am and get back "a little after 1pm." At least, that's what the travel company's sales rep told us the previous day. We envisioned ourselves in a van cruising straight to Tulum, where we'd meet up with a guide, get the low-down on the place, swim a bit (Tulum is on the sea), dry off and grab a bit to eat and then come straight back home in the van. It didn't go down exactly like that. Here's the story... CC and I, and another couple jumped on a big tour bus at 650am. The bus drove south to another resort, ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Puerto Morelos April 28th 2009

Hola, THURSDAY: We left really early. How early? 550am early! Which, of course, meant that we had to get up at about 4am, to get to the airport in plenty of time to eat something and then get to the gate. Anyways, the only highlight of that first trip was the group of golfing buddies that clambered onto the plane behind us, headed to a weekend of who-knows-what in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They had no doubt begun to make the most of their weekend free pass away from their wives and kids, and their giddiness created all kinds of noise throughout the flight to Atlanta as they shared their inside jokes and ragged on each other. Thinking that we smelled a hint of booze emanating from them, CC and I did not find the volume ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Puerto Morelos April 28th 2009

Hola, When my friend Sarah and her fiancée Dylan got engaged last year, they decided to have a destination wedding in Mexico. I really didn't think I'd be able to attend, since it was a) in Mexico, b) during the school year and c) not on one of our breaks from class. However, back in December, my girlfriend CC and I talked about it and decided this was an opportunity that we just couldn't pass up. So we found flights on Delta and booked our reservation and then we waited for what seemed like four years, rather than just four months. In the meantime, the all-inclusive resort where Sarah and Dylan had booked their wedding package - Azul Fives, a brand-new place that was supposed to open in January - experienced some delays and management realized ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Puerto Morelos April 28th 2009

Hola Subscribers! I bet you'd completely forgotten all about your subscription to my Travel Blog! We'll it's still active, but my international traveling really hasn't been. But this past weekend (23-26 April 2009), my girlfriend CC and I made a quick jaunt down to Mexico for a friend's wedding. Naturally, I've decided to blog our experiences at the Azul Sensatori resort, which is located between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, just a little bit north of Puerto Morelos. It'll kind of be a review of the resort and a recap of the weekend. Somewhat different from my previous blogs, but I think/hope you will enjoy it just the same. Cheers! Kev... read more

North America » United States » Ohio » Rocky River July 11th 2007

Hi, Okay, THIS is the last update. I put photos up to go along with some of the blog entries. I took 338 photos over there! WOW! Sadly, only about 2/3 of them are worth putting on this blog... and they only allow me to put a maximum of 50. Oh well. Enjoy the ones that are there and look for me to notify you about a photo album I have at snapfish.com. Again, thanks for reading! Love, Kevy... read more

Europe » Spain » District of Madrid July 6th 2007

Hola, This final update is just a bunch of random thoughts, stuff I forgot to put in earlier and the much-awaited Top 10 List. Enjoy! • The Rolling Stones kept following me around the Iberian Peninsula! I love the Stones, and I even briefly considered trying to attend a concert, but I didn't think that a 100€ ticket would be worth it. Maybe in hindsight, I should have made the effort. They played in Barcelona's Olympic Stadium (up on Montjuïc, not far from the Miró museum) on 21 June and then traveled up to San Sebastián on the northern coast for a show two days later, hit Lisbon, Portugal on the 25th and then the Madrid concert at El Estadio Vicente Calderón on the 28th. Their four shows in Spain on this tour are the most ... read more

Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid June 28th 2007

Hola, 24 JUNE - Sunday • The bus from Barcelona got me back home at about 1900 hrs. I decided that since it was early, I'd go grab a bite and take in a movie. (Funny how I used the word 'home' above. Honestly, I did feel very 'at home' both in Madrid and in the neighborhood near the hostal where I was staying. More on that later.) I bopped it on over to Calle Fuencarral and had a bocadillo de calamares and a sidra. I definitely hadn't gotten sick of tortilla española in my sandwiches, but I thought I'd just have something different. I'm a huuuuge fan of the alcoholic cider for which Spain's northwestern provinces of Galicia and Asturias are well-known, so I had to drink me a couple of them. It helped ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona June 27th 2007

Barcelona Weekend Hola a Todos, 22 JUNE - Friday • Barcelona day... ugh. I went to Atocha, Madrid's southern train station (Chamartín is the northern one) to get my ticket for Barcelona, and not surprisingly, I stood in a huge line. But when I finally got to a clerk, she told me there were no trains running from here to there today because of "an accident on the line." Fishy. Realizing then that I'd have to take the bus, I had to visit two Atocha information desks in order to figure out which bus station - there are like five in Madrid - would have a bus to get me up there (Avenida América), and then I took the Metro up to the station to buy my tickets. The earliest one was the 1530 hrs, which ... read more
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Europe » Spain » District of Madrid June 26th 2007

Hola Amigotes, I miss Mack. Just thought I'd throw that out there. 20 JUNE - Wednesday • As you may recall from previous blog entries, I was a little undecided with what to do with these next two days. Valencia? Mallorca? Granada? They'd all been in the mix, but I decided that the best thing for me to do was head up to Madrid and use it as my home base prior to the weekend in Barcelona. So it took more train rides than necessary to get from Torremolinos to Madrid, but I finally got up here around 6pm. Thanks to my Spanish colleague, I got a room at a hostal near the neighborhood where he grew up. 56€ a night for a great location, AC, TV, my own shower... unreal. I mean, previously, my ... read more




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