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Adios to Mairena

As the first stage of our vagabond journey comes to a close, six months in a tiny village was an experience that generated ideas about how to spend our future.

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Finding our food in a small Alpujarran village

Friends who know that Jamie and I are plant based eaters asked how we’re managing in Mairena, the tiny Alpujarran village where we’ve spent the last 5 months. Our answer is, “Surprisingly well!” This region of Spain grows about 50 percent of Europe’s produce making it plentiful and inexpensive for the local residents.

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My One Year Yoga Challenge: Completed

it’s been a good year with respect to physical and mental health and I give my daily challenge most of the credit. A daily challenge goal provides a teeny bit of structure that can extend to other facets of life.

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My Credo

We haven’t been hiking for a couple weeks because I sort of hurt myself. I’ve been enjoying the recovery time by watching clouds and thinking.

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The Surprising History of Júbar’s Church

What can this unassuming church in a tiny village tell us about village life centuries ago? Well, it turns out that sometimes the most unassuming location or building can tell you a lot if you only dig a little deeper. 

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Walking to Ugíjar

Every morning while Susan and I are sipping coffee and waiting for sunrise, the street lights of the white villages beckon us from the coastal mountain range across the valley.  The largest village, in the …