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Along Málaga's harbor flows "El Palmeral of Surprises" the 2011 centerpiece of public space.

Six Hours Walking in Málaga, Spain

  A weird RyanAir-induced layover allowed me to visit Málaga, unexpectedly. I spent one night there, my first visit to this popular town on Spain’s southern coast, and it amounted to about six hours of walking around to get a feel for the city. I found Málaga full of surprises. My expectations weren’t terribly high; […]

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Cathedral of Granada, Spain

As you look at all the cathedrals in Spain, and compare it to this one, the Cathedral of Granada certainly sticks out. It’s not Gothic or Romanesque like all the others, you see. And that’s because it was built so much later. Because Granada was the last city to be captured from the Moors, and […]

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A Night of Flamenco, Córdoba, Spain

Flamenco isn’t hard to describe. If you speak Spanish. There’s a word for it–duende. It doesn’t really translate into English. I suppose if you had to try just one word, you could maybe use soul. But that would fall short. Duende is soul, but also grace, and unbridled emotion, and undisputed authenticity. It has unmistakable […]

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Carthusian Monastery, Granada, Spain

We’ve been to Granada a few times in our short lives, but never for more than a couple of days, and never to spend much time with the Christian monuments. I mean, the Alhambra is here, which is arguably the most beautiful palace in the world. But this time we’re here for almost a week, […]

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