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bob medina
Expat teacher with inner punk rocker
Expat teacher with inner punk rocker

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Dahab, Saint Catherine, Sinai, Egypt
Dahab sounded like the right destination to escape for a long weekend. Thanks in part to the sizzling hot deals on Egypt Air and the short distance made it the best "escape from Alex" option. It was a hard week indeed that involved miscommunications between...

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Mannequins part 2
The journey continues. Samples from Istanbul, Athens, Rome, and Alexandria. Happy International Mannequin Day.

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Ronda and Córdoba Spain Andalisia part 3
As a result of doing an internet search of the Andalusia region, the secluded town of Ronda caught our attention. The images looked stunning and that was incentive enough to prompt us to investigate. Tucked in mountains between the cities of Malaga and Sevi...

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Nerja Spain and Málaga Street Art. Andalusia part 2.
We finally encountered warmth and sunshine just in time for the holidays. After a cold and mostly cloudy stay in Granada, the Costa del Sol was calling our name. We camped out in a nondescript condo in Torrox Costa overlooking the Med. We caught the new Sta...

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Valdepeñas DO and Granada: Andalusia Part 1
Ana thought we should spend our winter break exploring the Spanish region of Andalusia. Maybe she was secretly hoping I would get in touch with my Spanish/Moorish roots-I'm only assuming I have Moorish roots since I come from a family of mutts. A little bit...

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Aswan, Luxor, and Abu Simbel EGYPT
After years of avoiding upper Egypt, we were finally convinced by our friends Scott and Jen to "just go there!" So we did and with them plus our friends, Brandon and Jeff. Ana and I later had the conversation, "Why didn't we do this sooner?" Upper Egypt sho...

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AP ART trip to Athens, Greece
Alexandria, Egypt is sort of a vacuum in terms of finding any sort of visible art beyond what the Romans left behind. That is unless you count weathered buildings along the corniche, deteriorating street art depicting hope leftover from the 2011 Revolution,...

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Psychically Manipulated Photographs high school art
Photoshop is a neat tool, BUT going old school and printing out a photograph and attacking it with a scratch tool and bottles of ink-that has fun written all over it. Another outside-the-box skill building assignment. The mannequins have returned as props. ...

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Chalk Pastel Nudes High School AP Art
Well, we can't exactly bring in nude models to draw, but we can use mannequins. Thanks to the senior class who didn't know how to dispose of a dozen or so mannequins from their awesome haunted house a few weeks back, I was more than happy to take them off t...

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Chalk Pastel flowers Middle School Art
One of the major set backs of doing chalk pastels in this city is not having a fixative. Normally we would use hairspray. But since the economic situation has worsen here, a lot imports aren't coming through. I went to the local art store and the best they ...
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