February, 2015

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Alburquerque in Spain: The “original”

Since I live close to Albuquerque in New Mexico, I was also curious about the original Alburquerque in Spain (it is still spelled with an ‘r’). The Spanish Alburquerque is located close to Portugal, not far from Lisbon. It looks similar to Mexican towns, with one big difference: there isRead More…

Lourdes: Pilgrimage destination in Southern France

Since I live close to what is often called the “Lourdes of the United States”, namely Chimayo in New Mexico, I was curious what the actual Lourdes in France looked like. It is located in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains in Southern France:

Andorra: Small Country in the Pyrenees Mountains

Andorra is located in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. There is literally only one small road leading into it and one out. On the way from the Mediterranean coast to Andorra, the road is winding along the mountains much of the way: Then these roads go through highRead More…

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