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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 Knights Templar and the Lobos River Canyon

The Knights Templar were a Catholic military order active from 1119 to 1312. These skilled warrior-monks’ main mission was to protect Christian pilgrims traveling along the coast of the Mediterranean to the Holy Land, Jerusalem… But it is supposed that … 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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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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Pals and the beach of Pals (Costa Brava)

This post has just seven words …  

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