When the quickness, the grime, the packed metro cars, and the cynicism of big city days start to drag, a good mountaintop escape can add a little zest to… 342 more words
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Friday, April 19 – Dazhai
Had at least four nightmares last night, when I finally did fall asleep. Twice I fell down stone steps. In another dream I was in a city square and then a pregnant Chinese woman with long hair was getting in my face and screaming at me. 457 more words
At an altitude of 1,600 meters this natural “cirque” is an amphitheater-like valley head.
It is around fifty kilometers from the town of Lourdes.
Nestled in the emblematic landscape of the High Pyrenees, the cirque de Gavarnie is a favorite among walkers, and was a hotspot for the great figures of romanticism, such as Victor Hugo. 105 more words