Tag Archives: Spain

Goofing With Cervantes

My childhood friends arrived in Madrid. A couple for the first time; another couple for the second time. Then there’s my sister visiting for the first time too, and my niece who’s based here but has not made the day … Continue reading

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Murallas de Pamplona

Mi apologia. But I can’t leave the subject of “Hemingway’s Pamplona” without mentioning the well-preserved murallas or walls of Pamplona. This fortified city may boast of the Encierro (the running of the bull) which is quite a spectacle like no … Continue reading

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The Sun Also Rises in Pamplona

We skipped Pamplona the last time we were in this area. Not this time. I intend to walk my Camino here (from St. Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles) sometime in the near future so here I am. Con mi … Continue reading

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A Good Year, 2015

Traffic is driving me insane. Just in and around Makati (Philippines) where I live, it has gone from bad to worse. Thank God I live in a condo where I can walk to the mall, drugstore, movie theater, beauty parlor, … Continue reading

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RONDA’s PUENTE NUEVO

The 18th century arch bridge is Ronda’s most famous landmark. It is a marvelous piece of architecture and engineering which took 42 years to build and claimed the lives of 50 construction workers. This 3-arch stone bridge built over the … Continue reading

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GAME OVER IN FINISTERRE Y MUXIA?

I wanted so much to stay on in Santiago de Compostela after my camino early May 2015. But I needed to join up with friends on a fancy Scandinavian cruise so I left a day after without exploring Santiago de … Continue reading

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MENOS EMOCIONAL EN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 

I’m back just a month after my Camino de Santiago de Compostela. No epiphany for me the first time I reached this pilgrimage site. No lifechanging realization. Yet I felt emotional that first time I set my eyes on the … Continue reading

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