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Lemon-Did You Know?

Did you know the lemon came into full culinary use in Europe in the 15th century? The first major cultivation in Europe began in Genoa. Lemons came to the New World in 1493, when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola. 112 more words

Essential Oil

Day 1: Leisurely taking in the Grand city of Barcelona

Day 1. Alarm starts to play it’s soothing wake up sound at 7:30am. I hit the snooze button and then bounced out of bed once I realised where I was. 1,851 more words

Places To Eat

Seville, Spain

Seville is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir river in the Southwest corner of Spain. It is the provincial Capital of Andalucia.  The river is navigable from the city to its outlet on the Atlantic coast making Seville an important commercial port both in the past for trade with the Americas and today.  222 more words


1492: The Conquest of Paradise: Trouble In Paradise

As I mentioned in my last post, the traditional Columbus narrative that most Americans learn focuses almost entirely on his first voyage to the New World and the supposed obstacles leading up to that voyage. 2,003 more words


Welcome To The Oligarchy – US Leads The Developed.. World In Low Wage Jobs

Welcome To The Oligarchy – US Leads The Developed World In Low Wage JobsZero Hedge ^ | 09/24/14 | Tyler DurdenPosted on 9/24/2014, 8:38:05 AM by Enlightened1… 338 more words

Alternate News

Possible Columbus shipwreck off Haitian coast under scrutiny | The Miami Herald

UNESCO says the remains of a Haitian shipwreck, which a U.S. underwater explorer believes comes from Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria flagship, requires further investigation.A UNESCO team led by the former head of the Spanish National Museum on Underwater Archaeology, Xavier Nieto Prieto, recently examined the wreck off Cap-Haïtien in northern Haiti and collected samples as part of the investigation.The wreck was first discovered by explorer Barry Clifford, who earlier this year alerted Haitian authorities. 37 more words


The Forgotten Heroes

Think of all the people that we hear about who are considered heroes:

George Washington,

Christopher Colombus,

William Wallace,

And even in fiction stories there is an abundance, such as Frodo from the Lord of the Rings (or, really, any good guy from the Lord of the Rings). 252 more words