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Swimming Pools by the Wild Atlantic

El Hierro’s volcanic coast is shaped by strong winds and waves that are almost never at rest.  But calm natural pools appear now and then and make it easy to swim whatever the weather is. Some of these are facilitated for the public and are among the most spectacular bathing places in Spain.  © Photos […]

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A Short Return to El Hierro – the Remotest of the Canary Islands

I had an exciting moment some days ago on a trip to my favorite Canary Island, El Hierro. I discovered that it felt like home when we arrived. Maybe we will end up here one day and here are some of the reasons.  I wrote a little about El Hierro during the three months we spent […]

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Las Flores del Mar: Gastronomy and Playfulness in El Hierro

El Hierro is an island of spectacular volcanic beauty. The lively inhabitants are strongly connected to Latin America and this amazing environment now has a restaurant that mixes these colorful vibes with an excellent Italian twist.  Las Flores del Mar (The Flowers of the Sea) is run by a charming couple who could easily fit […]

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Life in Spain

The Intense Fire Night of Tenerife

Every midsummer, Tenerife celebrates Noche de San Juan. Processions of burning torches head towards the sea in an ancient tradition that includes jumping over bonfires and midnight bathing in the sea. The celebration dates back to the island’s native Guanche days and the shortest night of the year is a large event in the traditional parts of […]

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Life in Spain

The Strong Women of Icod de Los Vinos

I have not been blogging for a while due to my studies. But yesterday, my husband returned home with some photos of a local folklore group that I just have to share. The photos really reflect the women’s position in the local society. Guess who rules? 🙂 © Photos and captions by Eldar Einarson

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So What if Your Classmates are More Successful than You?

I have just learned that there will be a reunion among my former classmates later this year. I will not be able to attend, but for sure I would be there if I had been home in Davao. For me, it’s fun to meet old classmates, to talk about the past, and to learn more about what they are […]