Valencia – E9 Part 2

July 26, 2010 Both Saturday and Sunday, we took public buses to our destinations.  On the buses there were little TV screens with GPS maps of our location and the stops on the route, interspersed with ads. The ads were informational, telling kids to get exercise to be healthy, and encouraging people to be “green” […]

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Notes about food at Barradas

Undated journal notes Food At Barradas, breakfast is from 7 am – 10 am(?) during the week. We get: White (bimbo) or wheat bread – toast and add butter or jam or olive oil & salsa Other breads: cookies, croissants, packaged muffins Cereal: Sugar Smacks, Cocoa Puffs, Corn Flakes (Dale likes to go to the […]

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Valencia – E9 Part 1

July 26, 2010 On July 16-18, we went on an optional trip to Valencia with most of our group. We stayed in a nice hotel with excellent food. Dale and I arrived in Valencia after the others because we were booked on a later train. When we got there, Prof. A had left us a […]

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Originally posted on Randle's Photo Blog:
The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with some two million people per day on the streets. Here are some of the remnants of the 2012 Carnival. The creativity and workmanship…

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Segovia (E7 – Part 2)

July 19, 2010 Upon leaving El Escorial, we traveled a short distance to Segovia. Segovia is known for two major monuments, the first being its Roman aqueduct. This aqueduct was built to deliver water from mountain rivers to the town below. It was built on an incline of 1 degree, so that the water could […]

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El Escorial (E7 – Part 1)

July 19, 2010 We are back in Madrid after a weekend trip to Valencia. It is unbearably hot here – today it reached 98 degrees, and as I write this my weather monitor is saying it is still 91, and it is nearly 10 pm! As a result of the heat, we didn’t do very […]

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