Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Spanish luncheon

***Warning…this post contains graphic material…it may not be appetizing to some… This past weekend my boss Carmen hosted a bbq at her partner Jim’s house in Las Negras (a pueblo in Cabo de Gata natural park).  Jim is an American … Continue reading

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On being a language learner

I’ve been back for about a week now and have re-adjusted.  I am refreshed and am ready to resume my role as a language learner.  As I have re-tuned my ear to the accents of the Almeriense this week, some … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

(In no particular order) 1. You might be more likely to be run over by a bike than hit by a car in some cities 2. Luxembourgish is a language (who’d a thunk?) 3. Poulet, boulet, kip, csirke, and kure … Continue reading

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Further East: Prague and Budapest

Prague, “the golden city of spires” Our first impression of Prague was that it was a cool medieval town resting on top of modernity…literally.  The first floor of buildings have all been transformed into popular “western” shops with matching face-lifts, … Continue reading

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More travels

So I think I left off in Luxembourg, the city of great fun.  We took a train into Brussels and immediately found a laundromat after checking in.  Thankfully there was a nice couple there who helped us or we never … Continue reading

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