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From Antarctica to Bembibre

From today, my village of Bembibre, the capital of the Alto Bierzo, and King George Island, which is the largest island of the South Shetland archipelago, will be linked by a signpost with the equestrian image of the “Señor de…

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Riding the seas of the Antarctic

Day 58, Sunday, January 1st, 2017, Ushuaia’s harbour. The Spanish writer Enrique Gil y Carrasco could hardly image, siting on his modest home in Berlin where he first received and later delivered to the nobleman Humboldt and the King of…

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There are 24–hour left before we set sail…  I have two Argentine friends along with me on this trip: Borges and René Lavand. Two magicians with words. Tonight someone has gone to bed a Minister in the Government of his Majesty and has woken up a former Minister. At the same time, someone has gone to bed not being a minister and has woken up being one.  “The hand of God shuffles the cards“, says Lavand. “You closed a door forever and there is a mirror that awaits you” – Borges the writer adds. “Some books will never…

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