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rizal, madrid, and me

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Nope, we're not in Manila

In no other European city have I felt more conscious of being Filipino than in Madrid. (Not even when I visited Seville.) An Argentinian colleague of mine at work joked once, while I was dutifully gathering my documents for yet another Schengen visa application, that I should be rather bitter at having to need a visa to visit Spain. Weren’t we all part of the mother country’s empire? At that time, I laughed it off, saying […]

when in seville, don’t eat the oranges

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The cathedral grounds also had an Orange Courtyard, Patio de los Naranjos.

Up to this day, I cannot recall a trip more calming and relaxing than our three-day Andalucian holiday in Seville, Spain. Ahh–the orange-scented air, the lazy laid-back afternoon naps, the bright yet cool sunshine. The Fiancé and I flew in via Vueling flights back in February 2011. It probably helped that it was the off-peak season at that time, as we managed to get one of the just seven lovely rooms at Hotel Taberna del Alabardero on […]