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Changing focus: an outing in Cuenca

We’ve learned something important: if a plan doesn’t work exactly as hoped, then be ready to quickly adapt. The wonder is that often we are quite happy (or happier!) with the new plan. We’d read about the largest park in … Continue reading

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We knew we’d arrived when the white wall of the classical Chinese garden came into view. The best place to be on a hot day was seated in shady pavilion, admiring the lotus flowers on the lake.  Tranquility settled in … Continue reading

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Photo Collections

We’re often drawn to the same subjects when we take photos.  Any time we see a garden, we head straightaway for the flowers.  We’ve taken way too many photos of seashells and rocky beaches.  We suspect we’re not alone here. … Continue reading

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Where to spend three weeks?

We checked off the list what would keep us happily in one place for three weeks as we traveled: sea, arts, hiking, beautiful spaces, good food.  We needed a place to stay for 3 weeks, after our hiking adventures in … Continue reading

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Had we known, we wouldn’t have gone

We don’t go to amusement parks.  We just don’t.  Years ago, we made an exception in Denmark and took the kids to Tivoli Gardens, but, as they rode to their hearts’ content, we looked the other way so we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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