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AL ANDALUS: The Ornament of the World

THE ORNAMENT OF THE WORLD Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800-year period in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made … Continue reading

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13. NORMANDY: Bayeux & D-Day

Sunrise on the roofs of Honfleur… birds flying before the rain… croissant smelling… lovely breakfast in Honfleur… a brisk walk to the public parking… to beat the expected rain… and enjoy the cool of the morning… if only we could … Continue reading

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CITINERARY: Râșnov Fortress

Unlike Bran, the Râșnov Fortress had many buildings, including houses, a school, a chapel… unlike Peleş, a royal residence, Râșnov Fortress is known as “the peasant Citadel Râşnov”. Looking back in time we’ve realized that Râșnov Fortress is a perfect … Continue reading

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3. BARCELONA: The Magic of Miró in Montjuïc

After the usual morning treat in Barri Gòtic we headed to Montjuïc, our main destination for day #3. First stop is one gem of a museum that we discovered by chance many years ago when we had only a little … Continue reading

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2. BARCELONA: Bitter Sweet History…

Today was a sad day for us… decided to cut it short and start with the sweet part of the original itinerary… Carrer Petritxol… a sweeter destination was on the list… so we had our sort of brunch at Granja … Continue reading

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1. BARCELONA: Art Surprise!

While uploading pictures I notice a bit of a pattern… we went to London 2 years in a row (2015, 2016) and Barcelona next 2 years (2016, 2017)… and while it happened more by chance than by design… though our … Continue reading

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BOOK: Marguerite Makes a Book

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