The Amphitheatre in Italica
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Santiponce: Ruins Under Smoky Skies

My visit to Italica taught me to never ever underestimate a destination. I challenge you to visit a place first before you pass judgment. Why? Because in Italica, I almost made the mistake of dismissing the Roman sites - there are so many around the Mediterranean, you lose interest at...

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27 October
Views from the Parasol in Seville
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A Hot Day in Seville

As I crossed the city of Seville on foot with my little pink suitcase in tow I thought that I must indeed be crazy. I had just arrived at Seville’s Central Station on a regular summer day. The mercury just hit 37 degrees and fleetingly I was wondering why the...

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23 October
Geraniums under the windows
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The truth behind Santillana del Mar

They say that Santillana del Mar tells three lies in its name. First of all, there is no Saint here. Then, the countryside is not flat - (Spanish: “llana”). Lastly, the village is not located by the sea. Yet, once you visit you can quickly forgive this place for being...

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31 August