Morocco: 3 Sheep, 7 Men, 1 1980s Mercedes (green)

November 25, 2010
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Morocco Hillside Sheep Market 1

There is a lot of dry, barren land between Chefchaouen and Tetuan, interspersed with extensive olive groves. On our return from Chefchaouen we suddenly hit a traffic backup on the two-lane road. At first we thought it was an accident of some sort. A wise guy driver in an old van tried to drive along […]

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Reflections on Seville

November 24, 2010
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Sitting on the train heading to Madrid, I’m filled with a mixture of sadness, satisfaction and anticipation.  Sadness for leaving a place we’ve called home for the last 2 months.  I was thinking about the day we arrived – our first walk around the neighborhood marveling at the narrow streets with non-existent sidewalks and the […]

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A Day Trip to Cadiz

November 24, 2010
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On a bright and sunny Saturday we took a day trip to Cadiz. Cadiz is a beautiful city on the coast of Spain and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula and possibly of all southwestern Europe.  Before we left, we mapped out the activities we wanted to do since we had a short […]

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Morocco: Chefchaouen

November 24, 2010
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Chefchaouen From Hotel

Our main personal destination for the trip to Morocco was the mountain side town of Chefchaouen, or just “Chaouen” (Chow-in). It is the “blue” town as its buildings are all a combination of chalk white (above) and indigo blue (below). Locals say the white keeps out the heat in summer and the blue keeps in […]

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Morocco: Tetuan Market

November 24, 2010
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Tetuan Old Market Entrance

One of the side trips on our “must do” list was a visit to Morocco (Marruecos). Given the wholly different language and culture we decided it would be wise to take a guided tour. Having done so, and after experiencing the old market in Tetuan, we can certify that a guided tour is a must […]

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Voy a Compras – I’m Going Shopping

November 10, 2010
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As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m in school for 4 hours a day instead of 6 and that has given me time to do other things.  Bill goes shopping every day for food, wine, etc…but the shopping I’m interested in is for clothes and shoes.  Readers who know me well– especially those who […]

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A Visit to the Alhambra

November 7, 2010
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Another reflecting pool

We took a day trip with a tour group to the city of Granada a few Sundays ago.  It’s a long way to go for a day trip – 3 hours up and back – but it was definitely worth it.  The Alhambra and Generalife gardens are by far the most remarkable place we’ve visited […]

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