Tag Archives: Barcelona

Travel days, from Barcelona to New Jersey

Yesterday — it seems so long ago, because it is actually a day and a half — we left Barcelona. Reluctantly — we’d gone to the market in the morning for the last chance at those delicious pastries and fruits; … Continue reading

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Last day in Spain (being sent out a couple of days later)

And tomorrow we’re off. We’ve called the cab driver who’s a fan of Catalan independence, and have arranged to walk to the market with Peg and Tom for breakfast. Then they will head for Montserrat, and we will go to … Continue reading

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Santiago to Barcelona

[This is out of order; sorry!] We showed up this morning at the Santiago airport well before dawn, along with dozens of other peregrinos. Everyone still wore backpacks with shells, carried walking sticks, hefted backpacks. By the time we left … Continue reading

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Barcelona on a sunny October 1

Hard to imagine that it’s October 1 and has been snowing in Anchorage when we are wandering along sunny streets with breezes in the palm trees. We did a fair amount of that today, Peg and Tom’s first full day … Continue reading

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Fourth day of walking — Estella to Los Arcos

The albergue guy tells me that they cut off the email at 10:30 — the rest will have to wait until tomorrow. We got started at 7:20 a.m. — well ahead of sunrise, but enough light to see the yellow … Continue reading

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August 24, 2012, Barcelona

  29 degrees C. . . . 33 degrees C. . . . ¬†34 degrees C. — At 2:00 p.m., it just keeps getting hotter. People in the Lower 48 and elsewhere are used to this — the Alaskans are … Continue reading

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Barcelona, August 23, 2012

This is the first of a series of emails that were sent to friends and family describing our recent trip to Spain to walk parts of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Jim, Anthea and I started in Anchorage on … Continue reading

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Barcelona Bakeries

¬† ¬†Barcelona is noted for chocolate, the 1992 Summer Olympics (and for wanting to be a contender for the Winter Olympics a few years hence; it is building an indoor ski resort, harvesting the cold from the transport of liquified … Continue reading

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