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Jun 27, 2011 - First day, first impressions

I spent an hour or so in the swimming pool, and all things considered, my hair seems to have taken kindly to whatever's in it. Thank God. My au pair family consists of: Aurora, the mother; Antonio, the father; María, 9; Aurora, 5; and Pilar; 3. However, because this is a holiday home, all their extended family are also vacationing nearby, and so I'm well acquainted with another girl- Raquel, who I think is 7 or 8. There's no-one about my age, I seem to be placed mid-generation. Not that it matters much as I get along very well with both the...

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Vamos a reise!

Dec 9, 2010 - PN Sierra de Espuna

We had a long driving day getting down from the Costa Dorada to Murcia region, but it was worth getting it over with. We wanted to get down south as soon as possible to get the warmer weather, and the Costa Blanca didn't really hold any appeal, so we skipped it completely. We skirted around the edges of Murcia town, the urban mess sprawling into the desert around it, as far as I could see. What do I know, might be a nice town when you get in it. We headed just west of Murcia, into the mountains to the Sierra de Espuna natural park. It was...

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Mar 11, 2010 - China vows unswerving efforts to promote climate talkss

"BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- China will make unswerving efforts and work jointly with the international community for the completion of the Bali Roadmap negotiations at the Mexico climate talks next year, a senior official said Saturday. Xie Zhenhua, vice minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), told Xinhua that China, as it has always done, would continue to play an active and constructive role on that front. Also head of the Chinese delegation to the Copenhagen climate conference, Xie said developed countries...

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Mar 11, 2010 - Arsonist dolls

"Rebecca Rubin was an American Girl doll designed to be a Jewish-Russian immigrant living on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1941, while the real Rebecca Rubin is an arsonist wanted by the FBI. It’s a coincidence that the American Girl company named its historically-themed dolls after an armed and dangerous fugitive. "

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Dec 4, 2009 - Cartagena

We didn't know much about Cartagena and had no real expectations about what it would be like or why the ship was stopping here. Well, this town may not be on the tourist map yet, but it will be soon. Here's the story: Things began in 227BC when Carthaginians from what is Tunisia today, built a town here. Four hundred years later they were defeated by the Romans as they swept around the Mediterranean conquering everyone. As part of their defeat, the Carthaginians were required to pay silver coins in reparations. They knew of silver ore...

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Jul 3, 2008 - Spain (Camping ?? – Benidorm to Camping Fuente - Fortuna)

The day dawned a little sad. We are taking leave of our new friends and heading off on our own trip again. Sue had told us of a camp site at a place called Fortuna. The place has a very good pool and various spa type activities. It was a couple of hours away. Sue made us a coffee and we had a bit of a yarn with them before we got our travel instructions and headed off. The trip was uneventful and pretty easy. Following Sue’s instructions we easily found the way south and out of Benidorm. Fortuna is off the beaten track, way out on the...

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Blue and JGs OE

Nov 11, 2007 - Cartegena, Spain

Ah, Cartegena, land of cafe con leche, churros, paella, lovely looking men, beautiful children...........its been wonderful. We sailed here through the Strait of Gibralter, unfortunately we passed the Rock of Gibralter in the dead of night. We will sail through it again though when we leave the Med for Morocco and I hope that its in the daylight!! Our ship is docked in the local Yacht Marina rather than the usual industrial area that we get. The sun is sparkling off the Mediteranean Sea which is blue and crystal clear. The temperature in...

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Oct 19, 2007 - In La Alberca

Hola Everyone, I am soooo lucky! I have managed to have an opportunity to teach English in La Alberca, Spain. There are about 25 of us from around the world here to teach and there are as many Spanish speaking people. We left Madrid this morning and after a four hour bus ride we arrived here. Its so beautiful, rolling hills, we all have chalets (sort to speak) i have my own room and bathroom for 8 days what a treat to unpack my backpack!! I share the chalet with a lady from Spain. All meals and lodgings are included and let me tell you its...

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Jul 11, 2007 - Cartagena (via just about everywhere!)

What a day!! A nightmare navigation-wise!!! Today I crossed from the province of Valenciana into Murcia, but first I stopped in Alicante to check out the 16th Century Castillo de Santa Bárbera. You would think that what is surely the biggest attraction in town would be sign-posted, wouldn't you? The hotels are! But no. I spent near on an hour I reckon trying to figure out how to get up to it!! Having gone around the block (ok, the entire CBD) three times I finally found the road up to it, but couldn't get to it for love nor money!!...

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Sep 22, 2006 - La musica continued

Ah well you can now see from the map that I am just to the east of Cartagena. For those that know the tackier parts of Spain, this means that I am at La Manga, for those that have never heard it, there is a big golf resort in the area and squillions of high rise hotels/holiday apartments. This is one time when the fact that campsites are always on the edge of somewhere (well almost always) is a total blessing. My site is at the bottom of La Manga, so I can see all the ugly stuff across the water, but it is not all around me. You might...

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Feb 21, 2006 - Winter in Spain, 2006

We're back in Germany and it kind of looks the same as when we left. We came back early to be with Kjersti as she has to have surgery. As you can see from the second and third photos Spain is a bit different than Germany in the winter...and everyone there said it was the coldest winter in 25 years! I don't think it ever got below 50 and was usually in the 60's, even had a few days in the 70's....not bad for winter. The sun was almost always shining. We got back to Germany in record time because of my fantastic navigational skills! Harry, a...

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Dec 8, 2005 - In Spain

Hello all and Merry Christmas This is Kjersti as you all know Mom and Dad are in Spain enjoying the Warm winter compared to our cold winter. Not as cold as it is in many areas in the states I can say but we are going on 2 weeks now of drizzle, and that can get to a person. I trully miss the Colorado winters where is snows and within a couple of days the sun is back out. Yes it is still cold but at least you have the sun. Back to the update mom and dad made it to Spain last week and are in Cartagena and plan on hunkering down there for a...

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