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Catalan group makes a pyramid, traditional music

?Catalan groups makes pyramid, Palais Royale, Paris September 10, 2011 Sorry for the shakiness near the beginning.  Was looking for my glasses.

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Us in Brittany (a short video)

We spent four days in Brittany walking around Dinan, Lohan, Saint Malo and Dinard in July, 2011. Most of the images are from Dinan.  The weather was sunny but chilly, better than rainy and cold.  Dinan is a friendly feeling … Continue reading

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The land of jamon

Hispania is the Latin name for the Iberian peninsula.  It means ‘rabbit.”  There were a lot of rabbits when the Romans arrived.  We should change the name to whatever the Latin is for pig (I looked it up- one site … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Valencia

Breakfast is not celebrated in Spain.  It’s a time for a quick espresso and a croissant glazed with a thin sugar coat.  Perhaps cafe con leche (ok any time in Spain but only breakfast in Italy), or a cortado (an … Continue reading

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Ready to eat! Morelian Every Day Cuisine

Just one minute from our front door is a ‘Cocina Economica’ (literally ‘Economical Kitchen). Similar places are called ‘Cocina Casera’ and ‘Comida Corrida.’ At this one, for 30 pesos (a bit over $2.00) you get soup, main course with rice … Continue reading

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Guatemala, December 2008

(This is part of our journal for this period.  We landed in the Yucatan and traveled by bus across Mexico to Puebla, Oxaca, across the border into Guatemala, then finally to el Salvador.  The journey took about 6 weeks.  We … Continue reading

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Morelia, Mexico Part II

Last night, we went to a performance that is part of a three-day modern choreography workshop going on here.  Young choreographers from all over Mexico have brought their students to present certain dances.  There are 6 1-hour performances over three … Continue reading

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Morelia, Mexico 2009 Part I

Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico April 17, 2009 Morelia Charming and Entertaining (We spent two months in Morelia in 2009 waiting for our Peace Corps stint to begin in August.  Definitely cheaper to get medical care there.  We needed some things attended … Continue reading

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El Salvador Part V

But it’s time for the Christmas eve party. The village hosts a dance in the village hall. A friend of Ramon donated the sound system, a $1500 affair with enough power to reach Guatemala. There was a good turn out, … Continue reading

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El Salvador Part 111 – We gotta get out of this place!

We Gotta Get Out of This Place We Gotta Get Out of This Place All of the charm of Nic village is in it’s people. As charming as they are, that was not enough to keep us here for long. … Continue reading

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