Trip Start Sep 07, 2005
Trip End Ongoing

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sunday night we had the quiemada, which I described before when I was at Valdalavilla. This time we had it outside though, which is probably a good idea! Then last night was game 2 for Spain in the World Cup, so the dinner hour was rearranged so we could watch the game. Spain of course won, which led in very well to the fiesta afterward. Most people managed to stay up for it, and everyone had a great time dancing with Andres leading the way of course! That guy can move!! (Which he was recognized for later in the week by winning the "best dancer" award). Brian did a great job as the DJ, and aside from the compulsion for everyone to dance in a circle all night, lots of people cut loose and had a fab night! There is even a picture somewhere of the final stragglers...

Today, due to possible hangovers and lack of sleep, we broke from the O2O morning routine all all walked in to town instead. We had a tour of the town, which happens to be a stop on the Camino de Santiago, and learned a lot about its history and people. We had a group photo in the town square, which later made it in to the local paper! And the group managed to buy the local fair trade shop out of bracelets after I showed them where I had bought mine the day before. I guess they did a good business that day.

Later we all had lunch in the restaurant owned by the same people as where we are staying, which was a nice change. Andres tried to convince the Spanish waiter that he was actually Spanish, not an Anglo...and after I got to chat with this cute old local man who spoke French, while Brian caught up with another old man who had rescued him and his basketball the day before with a horse and a rake? Or something like that anyway!
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