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“Halfway up the slope, guarded by a group of tall, slim cypress trees, nestled a small strawberry-pink villa, like some exotic fruit lying in the greenery. The cypress trees undulated gently in the breeze, as if they were busily painting the sky a still brighter blue for our arrival.”

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source: My Family and Other Animals (New York: Penguin Books, 2004), 16.

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medium: memoir (travel)

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