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Apr 5, 2014 - Day 6 - No ruins for you!!!

(For those of you who were on pins and needles wondering if we ever managed to find the necessary adapters, we did. You call sleep better at night now. And pictures will be forthcoming). We arrived in Zaragoza by train. That meant we had to take a cab to the apartment where we were staying. (For a little more than 1/2 the price of a hotel room in Barcelona, we got to stay in an apartment in Zaragoza). I have noticed that cab drivers love to talk to their fares. Or maybe they just want to talk to Americans or English speakers, but they seem...

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Apr 4, 2014 - Day 5 - Shocking. Simply shocking.

You may have noticed that there are no photos (as of yet) in this or my last two journal entries. This was not intentional. There is a story behind that. Or more accurately, a series of mishaps. Most of the photos I've been taking have been with my Sony camera, which can best be described as a high-end point and shoot. It's not to the level of an SLR, but it's quite a few notches above even the best cell phone cameras (which have, in the last few years, become generally pretty good for most purposes). I also have a camera on my iPhone, but...

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Sep 12, 2013 - On the walk

I am in ZARUTZ Spain tonight the walk has been brutal the most difficult thing I have ever done there hasn't been a single mile of flat land yet the views are beautiful of ocean farm land and forest never thought I could hurt so bad my legs and shoulders are the worse and now I have blisters on two toes walking with a group of six five from Spain one from Denmark they speak Spanish but frank speaks a little English so it is ok need my rest leave at 8:00 doing 13.5 miles tomorrow did 16 first day one more day only 745 kilometers left???

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May 21, 2013 - J'ai couru Bilbao et marché San Sébastian

Je commence par une anecdote. Philippe m’a dit que j’étais quelqu’un de très organisé. Donc à mon arrivé à Bilbao, je mets sous la charge tous les petits appareils qui fonctionnent à pile. Le jour suivant, je pars faire mes visites incluant bien sur le musée Guggenheim. Sur mon chemin je vois un bel édifice que je veux prendre en photo. Surprise! Tellement bien organisé que j’avais oublié, avant mon départ de remettre a pile dans mon appareil photo. Alors les photos que vous allez voir ici on été emprunté de ~Google image~. Donc vous ne...

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May 17, 2013 - Zaragoza

Comme un je suis un vrai verseau, alors c’est normal que j’aime autant les grandes que les petites villes. J’en ai fait BEAUCOUP en Espagne. Alors là j’ajoute Zaragoza, capitale de l’Aragon, cinquième ville d’Espagne avec une population d’environ 750 000 habitants. Elle est surnommée « ville des quatre cultures » pour avoir été occupée successivement par les Ibères, les Romains, les Musulmans et les Chrétiens. Zaragoza a été l’hôte de l’expo universelle en 2008. Le peintre Goya est né en 1746 à Fuendetodos, tout près de Zaragoza. Un arrêt...

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May 15, 2013 - Gran Canaria.....nada!

Bonjour! Mes 12 jours à Gran Canaria (Maspalomas) sont passés. Quoi écrire, excepté que je n’ai rien fait. Je me répète rien fait, sauf la plage, et les boites en soirée. Bien sur bien arrosé de bières, de vin, et de cocktails parfois seul et parfois bien accompagnés. Les premiers jours, la petite voie intérieure me disait: Ro il faut faire le jogging, il faut faire ci, il faut faire attention à cela, etc. et surprise après 5 jours la petite voie est devenu aussi paresseuse que moi….alors là….FIESTA! C’est l’endroit rêvé pour faire ce genre...

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Sep 16, 2012 - Zaragoza, Spain

Today I began my 6 day tour of Spain. The first stop is in Zaragoza, a place I have never heard of before but with a beautiful Cathedral and some interesting history. This part of Spain was occupied by the Moors for many years. It is said the Zaragoza is the site of the beginning of Christianity in Spain. St. James preached throughout Spain soon after the Crucifixion and caused a small chapel to be built in Zaragoza just before he returned to Jerusalem where he was executed by Herod. It is a long drive and some loud and crazy people in...

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Oct 21, 2011 - Something happened in the town of Manresa

Friday, October 21, 2011 We left the chill mountain air of Xavier (Javier) this morning for the dry, arid plains of the former kingdom, now region of Aragon. We stopped for lunch in Zaragoza, the capital of the region, before reaching the banks of the Cardoner River in the town of Manresa. It was a long ride, hard to imagine making the journey on foot as Ignatius did. Actually he went to Montserrat (serrated mountain) first. We’ll be going there tomorrow. Our points for meditation … Ignatius spent ten months in the cave at Manresa. He later...

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Aug 29, 2011 - Zaragoza--Still

Monday 29th August 2011 Weather:-34degrees and lovely A leisurely 2.1km stroll along the Ebro River took us to the Moorish palace of Aljaferia it is a fairytale type castle built for the Arab sultans in the late 11th century and now home to the regional assembly of Aragon. The palace was used by the catholic monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella who installed the fabulous throne room for their use in the 15th century. It's seen many alterations and additions since its original construction but it remains one of the finest and best...

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Aug 28, 2011 - Off to Zaragoza

Sunday 28th August 2011 Weather:-31degrees/Humidity 28% Zaragoza:-The temperature is about the same as Barcelona but with the humidity at less than a third of what we experienced in our first few days in Barcelona we think that we are in heaven. We had a 7:30am take off from our apartment to catch the bus to the Airport where we were picked up and driven to the depot of ‘Citoen Leasing-France’. A 5 minute lesson on the intricacies of the little C3 5 door Citroen and we were away, with Herman driving with ease, on our way for the 308Km drive...

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Jun 11, 2011 - Zaragoza

Enjoyed morning in Zarragoza, beautiful city with great atmosphere. Saw wedding, pentecostal concert, student protest, street markets and amazing historical monuments.Again thankful for GPS as we headed to our next destination,240km south east zig zagging up the mountains to 1250 metres above sea level with all the black and yellow snow measure poles, then zig zag down the other side to the mediterranean coast!! Staying in RCI apartment for 7 days, 2 minute walk to beach and amazing views from our 6th floor balcony. Enjoyed 3 course meal...

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Jun 5, 2010 - Wedding Bells.. !Vivan los Novios!

Today was a transatlantic union.. Caroline, my cousin from Canada married dashing young Carlos from Zaragoza in Spain in the Real Seminario San Carlos, a wonderfully ornate baroque church close to the Plaza del Pilar. Zaragoza's Pilar cathedral is one of Spain's most impressive. Wedding took place in traditional Spanish style..a las 5 de la tarde! What Garcia Lorca termed la hora de la verdad.. or the moment of truth. Which is what weddings are all about I guess!

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