Monthly Archives: June 2016

Granada-then and now

I am surveying the triumphant 3-arched facade of the mighty Cathedral of the Incarnation in Granada, Spain, which took nearly 250 years to complete. This Renaissance church was built on top of what was once a mosque. The Reconquista Christians … Continue reading

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Sailing Mallorca

I am sitting on the bow of the “Mareatta”, a 39 foot catamaran, and we are slicing through the deep blue sea just south of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, at about 5 knots under full sail and an even fuller … Continue reading

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Arcos and Ronda-Jewels of the Andalusian Hills

I am driving through one of the most beautiful roads in the world among the “white hill towns” of Andalusia, Spain when I crest a ridge at around 4000 feet elevation and park my Jeep to get a better view. … Continue reading

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Spelunking With Liberals

I am waiting for a tour of the Pileta Cave in Andalucia when I begin speaking to Two Of Them. They are a couple from California by way of France (her), and Wales, (him), and I am asking them if … Continue reading

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Seville, City of Life

Seville is timeless. It lives in the long shadows of old empires, yet keeps its traditions intact even as modernity seeks to extinguish them forever. And I think Seville will continue its proud culture. It is, after all, built on … Continue reading

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God, Gaudi, and the Sagrada Familia

I am standing inside the nave of the Sagrada Famila, and I am in awe. This is the most beautiful building I have ever seen…the most heavenly of all of man’s creations. Yet, my camera cannot adequately capture the sheer size … Continue reading

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5 Fun Things the Locals do in Vienna (You Should Too!)

It’s no secret I love this city, but few visitors here take full advantage its endless charms, because you don’t find them highlighted in the guidebooks. I want to correct that, so here, in no particular order, are 5 things … Continue reading

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