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... the state of its battery every time I use it, but as things turn out, it keeps going all day). It's now quite warm, about 27C again, as I start the last lap of today's journey to Ciudad Real.
Ciudad Real means Royal City. It seems to have got the name from having been founded by Alfonso X in the 13th century. Only a few buildings from that time remain as the place was flattened by an earthquake in 1755. These days, it's just a pleasant modern city of no ...
A long haul, but good road surfaces and little traffic meant plenty of time to sightsee even when moving at the speed limit. If you're into wind farms, they've gone for them on a grand scale.If windmills are your thing, a short run off the main drag is Consuegra. These are the giants tilted -at by Don ...
... s at current exchange rates. La Mancha actually
has more land under wine grape cultivation than anywhere else in Europe, but
the yields are very low. The vines are allowed to sprawl across the ground to
preserve moisture rather than being trellised as in most places. In late March
the vineyards looked like dirt fields with the stumps of grape vines placed two
meters or so apart – not very pretty.
My first stop in Ciudad Real ...
... standing on sacred ground! How exciting is that? Let me explain to you a little bit about what I mean....
During my third or fourth week in Mexico I went to a presentation by a feminist theologian named Mariana Gomez. I wasn't exactly sure what she was going to be speaking about but I was excited about what she had to say. She started by asking all of us to take off our shoes and remember that we are always walking on sacred ground. But why was this ...
Katelyn met me at the train station. It was so exciting to finally see a familiar face after being away from home for two months! We walked the 20 minutes back to her apartment, talking non-stop about everything that we have been up to since arriving in Europe. Once there, we didn't stay long. I dropped off my stuff and we were back out the door to go see one of her friends. We showed up at his house just after 10 and he was just finishing ...