Posts in category "Europe"

Crossing the border

Crossing the border
“Where is your visa?” the immigration officer demanded at the airport outside Barcelona, Spain. A young Moroccan woman, who didn’t speak Spanish, shrugged her shoulders as if she didn’t understand the question. “Your visa? Your identity card?” the officer implored. I was standing in the line next to her and the immigration officer looking at... Read more »

World Cup: Adios Diego. Uruguay is out, so I'm cheering for Germany and its diverse team.

The Americas is out of the World Cup with Uruguay losing to the Netherlands in a dramatic 3-2 game. The hopes for a Latin American team in the final are dead. It will come down to two European teams. Diego Forlan photo from FIFA.com One player who I will miss seeing is Uruguay’s team captain... Read more »