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... of sculptures, carvings, fabrics and liturgical ornaments from the 10th to the 18th century. The key piece is the book of Beatus which is believed to have been created in about the year 786 and depicts the book of revelations in particular the Apocalypse. It was quite impressive to see the drawings and the bright colours that have lasted so long. We all got a very small feel of Spain and all think that we need to return and explore this country in ...
... and were true celebrities amongst the student body. Some of the students commented to Karine that they (Kate and Roy) must be really smart because not only can they speak Australian but they also know English very well! Some of the other students were amazed that Roy is only 10 years old as 'he is so tall' and a few of the boys said to Karine about how 'she is beautiful'! They spent four hours at the school and got a chance to play ...
Well, today was officially our coldest day of the trip so far, the temperature got down to -6 in the afternoon! But to be fair were on top of a mountain in the Pyrenees enjoying some snow play. We drove 220km south-west towards the border of Spain where we drove into the mountains to the a ski fields at Plateau de Beille. Beille is popular with the french and is not over commercialised and caters ...
... and this lovely part of the world. Not sure how I will cope with being so far from the sea. I know I will miss it.
There should be plenty of room if you feel like coming to visit except for the tour de France period mid July when everything is booked out.
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... to the trip! There aren't any trains or airports into the country either. The entire country is so mountainous that straight roads aren't possible. Extremely long tunnels have been dug in some areas, but they don't get too far through the mountain. Before long we were again winding through the narrow mountain roads. To make matters worse, the roads were also being used by the locals for herding their livestock! We were in a traffic jam for about an ...