Polly 2 on September 11th, 2012

While I was visiting Barcelona recently, I decided to go on a short cruise along the coast so I could see Barcelona from another angle. It’s a beautiful city to explore on foot, and just as beautiful from the water!         The Columbus Monument is located at the site where Columbus returned […]

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La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona, and goes through the heart of the city center. It’s a wide boulevard that connects the Plaça de Catalunya, a busy square, with the Columbus Monument and the city’s waterfront, and is about 3/4 of a mile long. It’s a very crowded and popular with not […]

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Polly #2 was very excited when she found out that she would be attending a “football” match in Barcelona. “Football” is what people around the world call the game that we know as soccer in the United States. According to a lot of people she talked to, Polly found out that Barcelona’s team is considered […]

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Polly 3 on December 31st, 2009

When I was in Spain this past summer, I taught conversational English for a program called Pueblo Ingles. This means that Sofia, pictured here, speaks Spanish as her native language and she is learning to speak English. One day we decided to take a walk and work on her English as we trekked through the […]

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Polly 2 on August 30th, 2009

Travel Spain…It’s hard to describe Spain in simple terms. The culture,people,foods,festivals, and beautiful scenery all vie for attention in this wonderful vacation getaway. Spain, along with Portugal, is on the Iberian Peninsula and is located in southwest Europe. Spain makes up about 85% of the peninsula. The capital of the country is Madrid. Spain is […]

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Polly 2 on August 29th, 2009

A New Adventure Around Every Corner! Walking Around Madrid… Madrid is known as a walking city, because as you might have guessed, it’s easy to walk or hop just about anywhere! Don’t forget your walking shoes when you pack your suitcase. It’s handy to have a map and an idea of what you want to […]

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Polly 2 on August 29th, 2009

Hidden Away in the Spanish Mountains El Vallejo is an old abandoned village located in the Spanish Highlands of Soria. If you look at the map carefully, you can also see Valdelavilla, which is the village where we stayed. El Vallejo is an abandoned village of about 38 houses making it almost double the size […]

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Polly 2 on August 29th, 2009

An idyllic place located deep in the Spanish Mountains Valdelavilla was originally a farming village dating back to the 18th century and is located in the hills of Soria in northern Spain, about a three hour drive from Madrid. It had narrow streets, no running water and little opportunity for electricity because of the expense […]

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Polly 2 on August 29th, 2009

We were very lucky to have the chance to see El Rastro in Madrid. We originally didn’t think we’d be able to make it because it’s only open on Sunday and we didn’t know if we would have time to go. This is a street market where you can find almost anything you want to […]

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Polly 2 on August 28th, 2009

The Crystal Palace, located in the Retiro Park in Madrid, was designed by Ricardo Velazques in 1887. It was created to be used as a hothouse during an exhibition on Spain’s colonies. Exotic plants and flowers from the Philippines, which was still a Spanish colony at that time, were to be displayed. The palace, which […]

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