Category Archives: Towns & Villages

Blogging about Castillejo de Robledo

The Knights Templar built this castle in the 12th century. They built it over a previous Muslim fort. Today the whole thing is nothing but a ruin. That’s the problem with time. It ruins all kind of stuff; buildings, literature… … Continue reading

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The sweet Madrid of Expoclausura

If you happen to visit Madrid in December, any year, you should consider seriously the “ora et labora” (pray and work) principle that governs the monastic life. No, I’m not trying to convince you to become a monk or a … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean landscape of Foixà

From time to time I like blogging about little medieval villages hidden in the Baix Empordà’s countryside. Foixà is a little medieval village hidden in the Baix Empordà’s countryside. I guess that my extraordinarily sensitive bunch of loyal readers like … Continue reading

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The Burgo of Osma

The original name of this little town is El Burgo de Osma. It’s Spanish. But I’ve translated it into English. Yes. El Burgo de Osma: The Burgo of Osma. Great. Thanks to this intellectual effort of mine (that of translating … Continue reading

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The alluring Calella de Palafrugell and Josep Pla

When a naive blogger -like me- decides to devote a bunch of posts to one of his favorite writers, a bunch of problems arise. First and foremost: In order to produce those posts, the blogger usually reads and re-reads tons … Continue reading

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Pals and the beach of Pals (Costa Brava)

This post has just seven words …  

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Monells, Madremanya and the noisy 21st Century

I can hardly bear this noisy era. It is really disgusting. We are surrounded by all kinds of horrible noises. If I check my Merriam-Webster dictionary, I realize that the word “noise” has a myriad of synonyms. I am almost … Continue reading

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