WISH YOU WERE HERE
Yesterday, I went to view the Alhambra, which is the most beautiful castle I've ever seen. The muqarnas, horseshoe arches, voussoirs, domes, crenelated arches, lancet arches, ogee arches, courtyards, and decorative tile work found in Moorish architecture are lavish yet easy on the eyes because there is not too much use of color. While touring, I found myself thinking of the people who had lived there and imagined the kids running around in their beautiful gardens. I also learned that in those days, the wealthy would have two homes very close to each other because it was dangerous to travel far distances. One home is for the cold season and had rooms with lower ceilings, the other for summer and had high ceilings and more domes and plants to provide shelter from the sweltering heat. I guess they’re much like the summer homes people have these days.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to travel. I find that I need to “get away” once in a while because it gets a bit too busy for me in Manila. After escaping to somewhere, I come back happier and more efficient in everything.
While doing this issue, the team and I decided that for our fashion and beauty pages, we are going to focus on small items that are easy to pack. See the minuscule essentials we've discovered that can pass TSA standards and the beautiful bags you can tuck them into in our baRED and attiRED sections. When you’re packed and ready, learn of a destination that takes your breath away first with a long but rewarding trek then with a stunning view through our travel story about a trail on the edge of Greece. Discover as well the wild adventures that Tracie Anglo-Dizon has had during her personal trips and work travels as a creative director of an African safari business.
Packing and traveling can be stressful, but they’re the kind of stress I don’t mind having. And after going away for a while and seeing the world, home feels much more like, well, home upon my return.
Amazing detail and texture.
@riaprieto: Walking thru Alhambra #spain