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A Surprisingly Good Hair Loss Remedy

When I was a kid, I had very luscious and shiny hair and could never imagine myself losing it. Some months ago, this terrible process started.  I have only myself to blame because I did not know the effects of coloring it too often. Blind about the consequences, I just loved changing my hair color […]

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Layover in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

It is exciting to visit places for the first time, especially when you discover something that makes you happy. On our way to El Hierro, we had a one-night layover in Las Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria. We wanted the feel of a large city before throwing us into the unknown on Europe’s […]

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A Simple and Peaceful Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 is the first for me and my husband in Spain. We decided to keep things simple and peaceful here in our local community of La Herradura. It is more fun in the Philippines during Christmas and it will be forever etched in my heart, but it doesn’t hurt to experience something new. On […]

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Flamenco y Mas: A Colorful Art Feast in Nerja

One of my acquaintances here in La Herradura, Dutch painter and author Renate van Nijen, has given me an experience beyond the ordinary. Yesterday, she opened a colorful art exhibition in the town of Nerja with paintings and sculptures constituting a feminine entirety. Her exhibition is titled Flamenco y Más (Flamenco and More). I have […]

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The Struggle of Learning Spanish

Learning a new language can be a real challenge. I have been self-studying Spanish for some months by using some of the many overwhelming resources online. Also, a lot of Latin American versions make it more confusing. I really needed some professional guidance and when a friend from my yoga class recommended a good Spain-Spanish […]

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Book Review: Reflections from La Herradura

A Restful Stroll Through a Spanish Holiday Village Renate Van Nijen, a Dutch artist and author has communicated with people she has met in her Spanish paradise, the village of La Herradura, and published their stories in a book she sells online and in local shops. A simple everyday writing gives intimacy to the project […]