Sacromonte, Granada   siesta

  

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just a glimpse, stay tuned for more to explore  ·  MilesAstray unfolds in retrospect. I was living these stories full time, now I’m penning them down. Head over to the countries page for the latest places/stories.

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a glimpse

 
plants sprawling in Spanish patio

 

glimpse: NOT AHEAD | Walking down my road, the most intriguing angles unfold not ahead, but on the sides; not along the grand avenue, but in the back alleys.

 

glimpse: IN IT TOGETHER | Statistically speaking 56.97 % of these people didn’t cast a vote during the 2017 referendum on Catalan independence, 92.01 % of the rest were in favor, 7.99 % against. Some of them are revolutionaries, others moderate bystanders. And yet, looking at this subway car, I see all of them in it together. In something even bigger than politics. In life. This scene is testament to an everyday life normality that cushioned Catalonians from political unrest while they carried on ordinarily with their individual existences between societal lines, where the quintessence of our human experience dwells. It depicts people’s agency to go on with their lives into whichever direction, regardless of the political course and discourse.

 

Seville   night bike

 

 

 

   

Then the city would cool down a bit and all generations came together over wine and tapas. Fortunately in Spain no such cliché is ever corny.

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Granada

 

La Orotava, Tenerife   Spain's tallest peak El Teide

modern day cave life

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Granada

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

Barcelona / Revolution in the Air, But Where?

people carry on ordinarily while the political stage is in flames 

 

...yet, between these societal lines, where the quintessence of our life as human beings dwells, our situation remains largely the same, despite political turmoil...

Granada / My First Love on Second Sight

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Seville / Life inside the Bubble

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Tenerife / Eternal Spring(break)

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