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Magical Moments in Montserrat

Hello, blogging world! Yes, I sound like a Blogspot noob from the ’90s. I kind of still am. It has been a while since my last post, more than a year even. The past year has been devoted to my thesis. I did joggle blogging and my manuscript but I’m no multitasker, so this blog […]

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Travel

Pilgrimage to Dragonstone

The rocky coast of Northern Spain is always a treat for the mind, the body, the senses. Long sandy coasts locked by plateaus of expansive greenery and cliffs withered by the beating of the crashing Atlantic waves, these picturesque sceneries await any traveller who would find himself lost in this less known part of Europe. […]

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Travel

The Queen of Andalusia

Now we go to the south of Europe for one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I’ll be terribly biased by the way, because it is my favorite city (next to Porto that is) so there’s really nothing here but all good things about this city. I’m talking about the capital of Andalusia, […]

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Non classé

My 5 Best Trips of 2016

The year 2016 was a bit of a hurdle but along the way sprung some amazing moments, too. There are usually two ways to end the year. One is to whine and curse at how crazy the world has been and the other, keeping the tragedies of the year in mind as well as all […]

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Castles Travel

The City of Three Cultures

The walled city of Toledo, a short drive from Madrid is one of the most well-preserved historical destinations in the world. Dubbed the city of three cultures, Toledo demonstrated the harmonic coexistence of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. An utter mélange of these three religious cultures brought about an eclectic palette of ancient architecture (gothic churches, […]

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Travel

Pleased To Meet You, Valencia!

It’s just the advent of spring and it already feels like summer here in Valencia. The thing I love when I visit Spain is that every time, I am always treated to the warmth and hospitality not just of its climate but of its fun-loving, kind-hearted people.  This time was a bit more special because […]

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Travel

Granada, Rising From The Sands Of Time

Down the foothills of Sierra Nevada lies the city of Granada, one of Spain’s most visited cities. Like its Andalusian neighbors, it exudes a luminous charm decorated with a synergetic blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles. The Alhambra is of course the most recognizable of its landmarks. With the snowcapped mountains of Sierra Nevada […]

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Museums Travel

The Ruins of Merida

Merida was my first experience of Spain and I couldn’t thank it enough for giving me a good impression of what was yet to be my favourite country to travel to so far. On a road trip from Portugal to the great cities of Andalusia, we stopped by this humble city in western Spain. It is […]

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Museums Travel

Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s Unfinished Masterpiece

Hands down, the Sagrada Familia is Europe’s most beautiful church. Well, if you have seen most of Europe’s famed Gothic and renaissance cathedrals, although also splendid on their own, after probably your fifth church, they would start to all look the same. It’s really a traveler’s disease to be numb and disappointed with a historical […]

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Travel

Mad, Mad, Madrid

Used to be the center of the world during the colonial era, it’s hard not to see grandeur in Spain. And its capital does not fall short. As a native of its former distant colony, I instantly felt a lot of connection when I set foot in Madrid. Just look at how this palace welcomes […]