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Barcelona, Day 2(a): Cathedral

What an excellent cathedral. Every cathedral should have cloisters with palm trees and a fishpond and geese. The first time we tried to look inside, it was Sunday morning, so of course the view was limited; this was Monday, however, and the only limitation was the need to get to Parc Güell for the time on our tickets.


Pink: The Color of Peace and Harmony

The Pink Mosque of Maguindanao — constructed in December 2012 and formally opened to devotees in June 2014 — is a gift to the people of Datu Saudi Ampatuan from its mayor, Samsudin Utto Dimaukom, Al-Hadj. 213 more words


Save Sammezzano

A treasure trove of jewel-like colours, ornate Arabic architecture and intricate woven patterns, Castello di Sammezzano, near Florence, is a yet another architectural gem that is in danger. 235 more words


Las Hadas: History, Mystery and Celebration

Have you ever seen a photograph of a location and knew you had to go there?  Nikk and I were planning our sailing trip south from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in December when I spotted the photograph of Las Hadas Resort in  997 more words

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Sevilla: The Grand Alcázar

Hi, all!

We’re still here with our posts about Sevilla, and this time we’re about to tell you how fine our second day was.

It all started with waking up early to the winter morning cold in an old apartment. 463 more words


Vultures over Vejer de la Frontera.

We went up to a town called Veher de la Frontera a couple of days ago. It is about 10 Km inland and high up on a ridge. 170 more words