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Thanksgiving games

Playing Rummikub, continuing the holiday boardgame tradition.

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Clarinet in ashland

Cielo practiced clarinet without being asked so she could show off for Ilan (Eero performed on ukelele, too!)

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After the flamenco show

It ended at about 11:30pm – it would have ended earlier but the principal dancer kept wanting to do “just one more” encore. It was a great show.

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Metal Market

There are neighborhood markets in Spain with a metal superstructure that contain many small little stores, selling everything from fresh fruit to Iberian ham, ice cream to oysters, coffee to wine. You can also get a little paper cone full … Continue reading

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Huérmeda

For the last two nights we have stayed in Huémeda, a tiny little village outside the small town of Catalayud, in the northeastern part of Spain. Huérmeda is about the size of our block at home, but draped across some … Continue reading

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Rental car

Our plan, after spending three days in Barcelona, was to get a rental car and drive down the coast to a castle-turned-hotel (a “parador”) for the night. Our Barcelona apartment was only 4 km from the Hertz place, and it … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia

We’re in Barcelona, so the first stop had to be the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s immense, organic, unfinished basilica. It’s impossible to capture it in one (or twenty) photos, but here’s a nice one anyway.

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Goodbye Istanbul

Today we had only a few hours left in Istanbul before our flight to Barcelona. We finally ate at one of the little kebap shops that are everywhere – just in time, too! It’s too bad we didn’t try them … Continue reading

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Grand Bazaar

Yesterday we went to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar, two of the most-recommended and most-warned about sights to see in Istanbul. Most recommended because they are really impressive. The Grand Bazaar is basically a huge mall, laid out … Continue reading

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On to Istanbul

After a great visit in Georgia, it was time for the next phase of our trip – Istanbul! The Tbilisi airport has you go through security right at the front door (although if you set off the metal detector there … Continue reading

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