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LucyEthel Takes a Trip “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Miriam Beard

Trip: Speaking English to the Spaniards

There are [15] stories from my trip: Speaking English to the Spaniards

And now, the end of the story (I hope)

USA | Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | Views [398]

Tuesday, October 06, 2009   On Monday the museums are closed so I had a perfect excuse to go shopping.   I made my way to an area I hadn’t visited, Principe Pio.   I don’t know why, but there is only one way to get there.   I had to walk ... Read more >

Two days in Madrid

USA | Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | Views [507] | Comments [1]

Photos: Clint's twin https://s3.amazonaws.com/aphs.worldnomads.com/anita_81/18985/Alphonso.jpg My roomate Blanca (in white, of course) and Miriam https://s3.amazonaws.com/aphs.worldnomads.com/anita_81/18985/DSCN1220.jpg A stork's nest (protected ... Read more >

Olympics :((

USA | Saturday, 3 Oct 2009 | Views [396]

The biggest deal today was the wait for the word about hosting the 2016 Olympics.  This was Spain's first attempt and they were very excited to be in the final 2.  We stopped for a break on the way back to Madrid and it was then announced that they were ... Read more >

Rain in Spain

USA | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [367] | Comments [3]

Today, for the first time since I arrived, it rained.  It was pretty heavy for a couple of hours and then it stopped and the sun came out.  In the end, it was a very cool but pleasant day. I had a free period first thing this a.m. and I took full advantage ... Read more >

A Day with the Pig

USA | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | Views [337] | Comments [1]

Today was a very different one for us.  After breakfast, we walked to the town of La Alberca for a history lesson.  We learned about how the village was 'saved' by a documentary showing the Spanish gov't how poor the area was.  Showing starving sheep ... Read more >

Busy Days

USA | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | Views [326] | Comments [3]

Monday, September 28, 2009 I think it’s Monday.   I have no idea.   Our schedule is very structured and we don’t need pay attention to minor points like the date. I’ve done several   1 to 1 interviews and all have been interesting.   Today, ... Read more >

Talk, Talk, Talk

USA | Sunday, 27 Sep 2009 | Views [334] | Comments [3]

Pictures: My house Hotel & Spa behind my house: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aphs.worldnomads.com/anita_81/18985/Hotel_and_Spa.jpg View from my house: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aphs.worldnomads.com/anita_81/18985/view_2_from_room.jpg ... Read more >

My new house and friends

USA | Saturday, 26 Sep 2009 | Views [338] | Comments [1]

Although the plan is to spend over 100 hours talking, there is a rule that prohibits talking about certain topics.   We are to stay away from American politics, bull fighting, Francisco Franco, and religion.   I’m not sure why we have to avoid Franco, ... Read more >

La Alberca

USA | Saturday, 26 Sep 2009 | Views [288] | Comments [4]

Arrived at La Alberca this afternoon.  My roommate is Blanca.  So far, we have introductions all around.  Some folks speak English quite well, others really are struggling.  Everyone is really pleasant and fun so I think it´s going to work out pretty ... Read more >

A Real Day in Madrid

USA | Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | Views [323] | Comments [2]

Today was my first real day in Madrid; yesterday was somewhat fuzzy, hazy, sleepy.  Nice though. I was up and ready to roll around 7 a.m.  It's amazing what 16 hours of sleep can do for me.  I did have a few waking moments of 'where am I' but no more ... Read more >

I Made It!

USA | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | Views [300] | Comments [1]

So far, Lucy hasn't shown her face on this trip.  I know it's early but I have managed to get from KC to Newark to Madrid without any hitches.  Once I got to Madrid, it was walk, walk, walk, from the terminal to the subway.  My ususal first challenge ... Read more >

T Minus 12 Hours

USA | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [290]

So now it's just the final countdown until the SuperShuttle picks me up.  They will arrive around 11 so this will probably be the earliest I have gotten to a flight since 2001.  I'll have to wait about 3 hours until I leave.  I hope the Kindle doesn't ... Read more >

5 Days Before...

USA | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [311] | Comments [3]

I'm getting more and more things completed.  This will be the first time that I hire a shuttle to get to and from the airport.  Parking fees for such a long trip would rule out buying a new purse or shoes or something equally unneeded.  I will have ... Read more >

Madrid: Two Weeks and Counting

USA | Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | Views [297] | Comments [1]

In two weeks, I should be ready to go.  As with most trips, I tend to get a bunch of stuff done way in advance and then panic at the last minute because I have run out of time. Months ago I completed the airfare and hotel reservations.  With those things ... Read more >

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