Month in review: September

Whereas August just seemed to absolutely fly by, September seemed to drag on for quite a while. At the beginning of September, I travelled to Spain to attend a wedding of some friends. The area of Andalusia is stunning, and the little trip definitely made for a highlight of the month. On the last day of our trip, my boyfriend and I received the long-awaited news that we would finally be moving into our new apartment.

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Review: Hotel Los Castaños (Cartajima, Spain)

Earlier this month I traveled to Spain to attend a friend's wedding in Malaga. To make the trip worth it, my boyfriend and I decided to spend an extra few days in the Andalusian mountains. We wanted to explore the beautiful countryside and include a trip to Ronda, which my parents had recommended to us. When looking for hotels, we were disappointed at the prices of accommodations in Ronda itself. So we decided to look a little further and found this charming little hotel not too far from Ronda. I had no real expectations for this place but was absolutely blown away by its charm, comfort and the friendliness of the owners. I also did not plan to do a review of this hotel. But after my stay there, I was itching to share this little gem with the world.

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Why less is more

What drives our excessive desire for more? Despite all our wealth and abundance, we always want more to fill us up. We crave the latest fashions, technologies and hotspot destinations. Consumption has become our favourite pastime. In a society that seems insatiable, how can any of us even begin the quest for enough? Our hungry hankering brings with it an overbearing heaviness, an exhaustion, a longing for a slower pace of life. Yet we cannot seem to escape the yoke of desire. The question springs to mind: what is the relationship between our desire for always more and a good life?

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