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Climbing the Mountains of Europe Camera in Hand

With this post, I have the pleasure of introducing Bethany Lloyd, walk leader and photographer in the Alps, as a regular contributor to the Travel Stories section of the site. From now one, Beth will contribute one article every month about her adventures across the mountains of Italy, Austria, Spain, and others. Besides being an experienced walk leader and a …

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Living La Semana Santa in Andalusia

Holy Week in Spain is the annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods and fraternities that perform penance processions on the streets of almost every Spanish city and town during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter. From “Holy Week in Spain”, Wikipedia. The Semana Santa (Holy Week) is celebrated throughout Spain …

The Floating Piers

The Floating Piers

What would you do if your national team was playing an important football match and you lived in a country where football (soccer for you Americans) is akin to a religion? Well, I don’t know about you, but me and a couple of friends decided to go out and take pictures, instead of watching the match. What we wanted to …

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Urban Morocco, Part IV – Work

Berber women weaving carpets. Craftsmen working wood, metals, leather, and textiles. A barber shaving a client on the street. Leather tanners immersed to their knees in multicolored vats. A man throwing sawdust into the furnace that heats water for a hammam. Nowhere else in the world can you see all these activities being carried out like in the streets of …