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THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL

THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL »

4 Oct, 2021
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Many are acting as though the pandemic is now behind us. The attitude is infectious! The old, but most especially the young, are letting off steam in a typically Spanish way: laughter in the bars’ terraces, in the parks, the plazas. . . The sound of the joy of being alive. The signs of the returning old times.

 ISLAND HOPPING IN THE TIME OF COVID

 ISLAND HOPPING IN THE TIME OF COVID »

17 Sep, 2021
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The Guidepost Galloping Gourmets were getting restless. Summer was waning and the travel possibilities were ever slimmer as Covid variants reared their ugly heads. "Delta, Smelta," I said, " enough worrying about variants. Let's go Island hopping." Just as the crew scrambled to find passports, I told them all they needed was their metro pass.

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — IV:  NOW ANDORRA!

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — IV: NOW ANDORRA! »

15 Aug, 2021
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"Time was running short and Andorra was still on our schedule. Travelers in Spain often dash to the seacoast without stopping inside the peninsula to explore and even less to go to the Pyrenees during the summer. Perhaps the Pyrenees are not the ideal place to collect postcards of exotic villages or to be able to show off photos to like-minded friends. But for us it was an ideal vacation, and we remember the people, landscape and food with gusto."

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — III: Go from Olite to Jaca

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — III: Go from Olite to Jaca »

14 Aug, 2021
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Breathtaking views: peaks and valleys, castles and paradors, wildlife and national parks, lakes and waterfalls, AND patés! A proper paradise!

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — II: Go to Jaca-Ordesa

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — II: Go to Jaca-Ordesa »

13 Aug, 2021
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Valley of Tena * Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park * Jaca * Cariñena wine * Medieval monasteries * Wildlife * Mountain trails * Hotels * Paradors * Camping facilities

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — I: Go from Olite to Jaca

HIT THE ROAD TO THE PYRENEES — I: Go from Olite to Jaca »

13 Aug, 2021
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"There exists in certain travel circles the general belief that Spain is a country of only sun, beaches and bullfights. Nevertheless, there are mountain ranges, and among these are the Pyrenees in northern Spain which truly are a kingdom of mountains and valleys, rocks, water and woods with breathtaking scenery.

FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN OPPRESSIVE SPANISH SUMMER HEAT, IT’S ALL GREEK TO YOU?

FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN OPPRESSIVE SPANISH SUMMER HEAT, IT’S ALL GREEK TO YOU? »

4 Aug, 2021
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Freezing summer in Spain. Sounds Greek, doesn't it? It's not really Greek. It's Greeks. Griegos, a diminutive municipality in the Sierra of Albarracin, Spain's coldest town where the temperatures could -- and do -- drop to freezing point at times in midsummer. There's a refuge for you, when heatwaves elsewhere threaten to devour you, to literally chill out!

THE LAVENDER IS SPANISH TOO!

THE LAVENDER IS SPANISH TOO! »

15 Jul, 2021
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If you go by fame alone, you’re bound to think there were only two varieties of lavender worth naming in Europe: the English lavender and the French. But giving them a run for their money is the Spanish variety. And the small town of Brihuega is the place to go -- and enjoy the spectacular display of Nature's very profitable work of art.

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: BRIDGES

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: BRIDGES »

28 Jun, 2021
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Standing on the new bridge, on the Camino, I looked down. Below me was an old Roman bridge. A past life. The river alive with movement and memories. And to my surprise, my shadow was down there also. I was at the beginning of a new life, looking back to see where I had been, also looking forward to the future wondering what might be.

We’re in Summer Now!

We’re in Summer Now! »

21 Jun, 2021
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The longest day of the year marks the beginning of summer. To celebrate the solstice, people in Spain party from night to day during the magical Noche de San Juan.