Espana, September 2008 (click foto to enlarge)
This is me, the hearty traveler, on the threshold of second Spain experience. YOU can go to Vaughantown for FREE, like I did, if you are a native English speaker. This is all explained on Keith's video (opposite the Photos). It's full immersion English for the Spaniards for a week--and YOU don't need Spanish. FUN!
Leo & Veronica Casillos, from l Wichita, Kansas, where Leo is a teacher/counselor at KU and Veronica just retired as a Principal. They are Chicanos from Colorado, and so excited to check out roots in Espana.
Cristina concentrating during a photo hike. She almost panicked on me when she arrived; languages can be scary.
Ismael, a sweet soul, and Paco, a REAL hombre, with Janet from England. Paco took pains to help me with my English.
The last day everybody wrote on everybody else's back, and we got certificates and bottles of wine.
After we got back to Madrid, I found a hotel in "neighborhood of the writers," a barrio where Lope de Vega and Cervantes lived. Then next day Janet from England and I took the train to Segovia. This is the aqueduct built by Emperor Trajan. Spain was the breadbasket of the Roman Empire, and most of your "Italian" olive oil comes from Spain.
El Alcazar, Segovia.