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Looking up at the Sierra..and the sun..and looking back

Dear Dad: Everything seems to have its opposite. The dust thrown by bombs thousands of feet into the air drifts over the mountains and the glorious golden Spanish sunsets are supplemented by an unrivaled red and purple against the craggy … Continue reading

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Guiris taking over Guadarrama?

Foreigners are no strangers to the heights of the Sierra de Guadarrama. Guiris*, Spanish colloquial word for foreigners of European origin, were among the first to frequent the Sierra for the purpose of scientific investigation from the early 19th century and … Continue reading

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