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Visit to the Holy Site of Montserrat

To culminate the visit to Madrid, I did an optional excursion to Montserrat which is a multi-peaked mountain and site of the Benedictine Monk retreat. The mountain is a popular attraction because of sightings of the Virgin Mary. 224 more words


Photo of the Day - July 30

Originally the home for the Hieronymite religious order, it was built by the Infante Henry the Navigator around 1459. The chapel that existed there, to the invocation of Santa Maria de Belém, was serviced by monks of the military-religious Order of Christ who provided assistance to pilgrims who transited the area. 175 more words


Korzok Gustor

The Korzok Gustor is celebrated by the Korzok Monastery in Korzok Village, one of the highest permanent villages of India, located in Jammu & Kashmir. This is a very important festival for the Changpa nomads of Tibetan plateau. 15 more words


The ruins of San Pedro de Arlanza

The best way to experience Spain, in my opinion, is to go road-tripping as you get to witness, first-hand, the sheer variety that the country has to offer in terms of geography, customs, food and architecture. 500 more words


World Wide Wednesday- Montenegro

Montenegro is a beautiful country in between Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and Bosnia (the latter I had in our class’ world cup sweepstake, the odds were never in my favour). 109 more words

World Wide Wednesday

The Circle Of Joy

And old story tells that one day, a countryman knocked hard on a monastery door. When the monk tending the gates opened up, he was given a magnificent bunch of grapes. 392 more words


EASTSIDE: Divine Dining

As Detroiters we work hard and we play hard; beautiful summer days are something to celebrate. Today we are doing just that. It’s Thursday, a perfect July day; the sun is hot, the sky is blue, we are meeting friends for dinner at 8pm. 1,201 more words