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Venta Micena – Day 20/30

In the countryside, we go to bed early and we rise early. The latter isn’t that hard when sunrises like this one expect you almost every day.

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Venta Micena – Day 19/30

When I spoke of people shooting at me, nobody believed me. So, I ventured outside again and took photos of the many bullet casings lying around. Also, I noticed someone following me with a drone. And then, most cunning of … Continue reading

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At the Cigar Shop – 50 Years later

I had gone to Huéscar for market day, thinking I might as well look for my favorite Spanish newspaper, El Pais. It would find it at the tobacco shop, I was told. As I entered the store, just around the … Continue reading

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Venta Micena – Day 18/30

As you saw yesterday, the bar in Venta Micena is dry. So I had to walk ten kilometers to Orce to get something to drink. (Just because some of you had asked me to test the local swill.) Well, I … Continue reading

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Venta Micena – Day 17/30

Sadly, that bar ain’t never been open since I’ve been here.

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Venta Micena – Day 16/30

With not many people around, this is actually the perfect place to study. Only the cat sometimes doesn’t approve of it.

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Venta Micena – Day 15/30

Why are there chimneys and antennas rising from the ground? That’s simple. Because people are living under the ground. Like hobbits. I shall attempt to get acquainted with someone living in such a cave and to obtain an invitation, so … Continue reading

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Venta Micena – Day 14/30

With many of the places around here, I am really not sure if anybody lives there. But whenever I approach too closely, dogs are barking or shots are fired.

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Venta Micena – Day 13/30

You must have already noticed it in the photos of the last two weeks: the mountain range of the Sierra de María at the eastern end of the valley of Venta Micena. From the first day I laid eyes on … Continue reading

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Venta Micena – Day 12/30

Based on the photos you have seen thus far, you can probably imagine the heat in Andalusia. And there aren’t many trees providing shade. Without my hat, bought from a Roma family in Transylvania, I would long have had a … Continue reading

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