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By Sofia Perez

[Published by Literary Hub, July 13, 2020]

“Dear God,” I silently begged, “please no more castles, cathedrals, or churches.”

It was day two of my visit to the Spanish region of Castilla and León—a place where you can’t swing a stick without hitting a turret—and I was fighting a bad case of monument fatigue. When our guide kicked off the afternoon by proudly declaring that the city of Salamanca boasts not one but two cathedrals, I imagined vaulting over a parapet…

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