Cultural similarities between Spain and the Philippines

The Philippines and Spain have a lot of cultural similarities despite being thousands of kilometers apart. Maybe it’s due to the fact that the Philippines was a colony of Spain for centuries. Or maybe it’s just because the two countries both get a lot of sun? 😀 In any case, here are some things these […]

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Funny lockdown videos and memes compilation

Staying at home during the quarantine was/continues to be a challenge for many people, although it was a little easier for introverts like me for whom social isolation is not very difficult and is sometimes even preferred. One thing that helped keep me sane was keeping in touch with friends and family through various social […]

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Templo de Debod

Templo de Debod after quarantine

Templo de Debod is one of my favorite places in Madrid. It’s a 2nd Century B.C. temple gifted by the Egyptian government to Spain in the 70s, transported to and reconstructed in Madrid stone by ancient stone. It’s not very big, but there’s a mini-museum inside it, worth a visit particularly since it’s free to […]

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Surviving the Quarantine/Cuarentena or Lockdown

After more than a month of being in strict quarantine (I haven’t left the house in more than a month), having groceries delivered to my home to have the least possible human contact, I’ve learned some things about how to stay home without losing my mind. Spain has been pretty strict about keeping people in […]

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Excellent meal, perfect company at Restaurante Ten Con Ten

I’ve said many times that having friends prevents me from losing weight- because when you have friends, you often meet for lunch, dinner, coffee, or merienda, as well as hold drinking sessions (including those done over the internet). I think that if I didn’t have friends, I wouldn’t eat nor drink so much. But you […]

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