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Why the Spaniards won't stop arguing about their National Day

The 12th of October is the national day of Spain, also known as ‘Hispanic day’. The Royal family and politicians attend the national army’s parade, the public institutions and many companies are closed and there’s flags all over the place, loads of flags. 860 kata lagi

Travel Tuesday!

I have just landed back in New York from a trip to Colombus, Ohio. I love to travel and am hoping to make this more regular in my life. 378 kata lagi

Was Christopher Columbus Happy?

The topic is dealt with in The Idiot by Dostoyevsky (via the character Hippolyte).

“Oh, you may be perfectly sure that if Columbus was happy, it was not after he had discovered America, but when he was discovering it…

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A Sailor's Tale

“We sailed for many days, so very many days. On the first day it was clear and the wind was at our back. On the second day we encountered a bit of a squall. 10 kata lagi

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Seville Day 1 #2: Cathedral

Is this the best cathedral or is this the best cathedral? My new life goal is to be buried like Christopher Colombus: on full view in a major cathedral in a sarcophagus held aloft on the shoulders of four kings.

Next: up the Giralda…


World's oldest gorilla in captivity passes away, and other nature stories

Colo, the primate matriach, has died at Columbus Zoo aged 60.

She exceeded the median life expectancy for gorillas in captivity by over 35 years. 399 kata lagi


Snowed In

On the one-way street outside, cars glide through slush making a “swoosh” sound that reminds me of the silent snow that’s been pouring from the sky for hours.   398 kata lagi