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Via Lucis’ visit

Via Lucis is Latin. It means Way of Light. Visit means visit, and some visits mean a lot. —   —   —   —   —   —  —   —   — It all happened on a sunny morning of May… I was practicing mindfulness in … 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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The Cathar Country and the legend of the Holy Grail

Matter is evil. Emancipation comes through gnosis. Gnosis is an esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the Gnostics to be essential to salvation. The Cathars were the last Gnostics of Europe. They lived in the old Languedoc, the Cathar … Continue reading

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Zaragoza (Aragón, Spain)

Zaragoza is a city located halfway between the cosmopolitan Barcelona (currently, fifth major tourist destination in Europe) and the museums-filled Madrid (Spain’s capital). Roughly speaking, Zaragoza is 300 Kilometers (200 miles) both from Barcelona and Madrid. That’s barely 3 hours … Continue reading

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Pals and the beach of Pals (Costa Brava)

This post has just seven words …  

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The Monster of Lagrasse and the Master of Cabestany

Warning: This post contains a terrifying monster, a sinister medieval abbey and a helpless French village. Delicate readers must get away from here a.s.a.p. My brute, insusceptible, truculent and loyal bunch of digital friends can continue reading. Get ready. The … Continue reading

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The Ruins of Empúries (Costa Brava)

Empúries (originally called “Emporion”, meaning “trading place” in Greek) was a colony founded by the Greeks in the 6th century BC. A few centuries later came the Romans, and they liked so much the place, that they decided to include … Continue reading

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