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My first dilemma in Spain occurred when I went to the baggage carousel and my luggage wasn't there! As if trying to file a lost baggage claim in the United States wasn't hard enough, I was now in a foreign country trying to communicate this information to a worker for Iberia who did not speak English. Luckily I had a pocket Spanish-English …
... of Jewish and muslim influence all throughout Spain. After walking through a famous alley of flowers, we ate lunch in a gorgeous hotel.
Then we were off to Granada!
Granada was the last city in Spain to be re-conquired, in 1492, by the christians after the muslims had taken over so it has a lot of significance in Espaņa. Many churches throughout Spain, and even in Toledo, have pomegranates engraved in them, which means "granada" in spanish. The city ...
... Toledo is known for its swords (used in Lord of The Rings) and its Mazapan (almond tasting cookie like thing which is very good). What I did very much like was the views of the surounding area. There is a cliff overlooking the river. We saw a building on an opposing hill when the sun was setting so that it could shed its golden light on the building to be reflected back to our mortal eyes. This along with the fields covered in the golden light was almost ...
... very enjoyable, It is fascinating what thoughts one can produce when the only thing you have to worry about is what to see next, if your camera battery will last, where to eat that isn't a tourist trap and how to find your way back to the hotel/hostel/flatmates/... I don't actually recall thinking in this way in many years, probably decades, possibly ever. Feels good :)
Similarly to Barcelona, or quite ...
... break and after-semester traveling, because the one I have is painfully small (I know- its not my giant of a bookbag the ND ppl are used to seeing me with!).
Speaking of spring break—its this week!!!!!!!!!!! Finally! A group of us are spending spring break traveling through italy, ending (of course) in Rome for Easter weekend. Here’s my itinerary:
Thursday: class during the day, travel to Madrid ...
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