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On the Other Side of Happiness

Las Monjas: The nuns at the 17th century Convento de Santa Teresa.  ℋ emos conocido el amor que Dios nos tiene y hemos creido en Él.  We have known the love God has for us and we have believed in Him. -1Jn. 4, 16   — The words above the door as you enter to see las monjas. I have…

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Celebrating la Virgen del Pilar

Amigos de la Jota celebrate la Virgen del Pilar One of my very first blog posts written a few years ago for The Huffington Post was about celebrating the Fiestas del Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain. Every October, Zaragoza celebrates with a massive fiesta in honor of their patron saint, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Pilar. It…

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Feria de Orihuela del Tremedal

  Aragón: Orihuela del Tremedal In a small Aragón village with only 570 habitants during the winter months, Orihuela del Tremedal is known for its agriculture, livestock and logging industry. During La Guerra de la Independencia Española (1808-1814), Napoleon and his troops destroyed much of the village. In 1815 to revitalize the economy and the people, King Fernando VII authorized the…

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Chasing Windmills in Spain with the Masters

An unforgettable journey with Cervantes, Dalí Gaudí, Goya, Picasso and El Cid.  – originally posted for the Huffington Post Travel Next Magazine  For centuries, Spain has been home to some of the world’s greatest artists. Imagine what it would be like to have coffee at a local cafe in Madrid with some of these legends…

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The Curious Love of Isabel & Diego

La Partida de Diego, Los Amantes de Teruel, 1212 From 3rd to 5th of October 2014, Teruel (Spain)   I´m sure that I´m not the only one to be curious about the relationship between Isabel and Diego before he departs Teruel to seek his fortune in order to marry his beloved Isabel. It´s not until his emotional…

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50 Fab Photo Websites, Magazines & Blogs

50 Fab Photo Websites, Magazines & Blogs To Look At and Admire Photography I´m addicted to photography as much as chocolate — and let me tell you that´s a serious addiction. But keeping up-to-date with the hottest photographers, trends, technological advances, contests, museum openings, etc… is nearly impossible. With the advancement of technology, a new world…