Left Abroad #1: Catching Up with Hussein Al-Deb’i in Central Portugal

Por fin! Hudy and I had a chance to catch up on the finca he and his wife Vanessa recently bought near Oleiros, Portugal. We talked about their honeymoon in Latin America, his background, their business Power Provida, and buying a 10-hectare estate in very rural Portugal. Thanks to Hudy for sitting down with me.

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Villa Alaricii

My folks are in town from California. After a few days in Porto and Aveiro, Portugal (also a first for me), we made it back home to Allariz yesterday. The weather has been typically rainy, but there are some dry spells where we enjoy the beautiful views. This one is close to the old castro, overlooking part of the town.

Tomorrow, I’m taking them on the train from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, to see the Cathedral, where most of the pilgrims from all around Europe end their camino.