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I apologize for the delay in your receiving the next chapter of my blog. I have been laid low for almost 2 months by a really bad cold that turned into bronchitis. I have been too sick and just too tired to do anything but take antibiotics and sleep! But I am finally on the …

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MADRID Our next stop was Madrid. This is where we would have a pre-departure lunch with the others who had volunteered with DIVERBO to teach conversational English to Spanish executives for the next 8 days. But more about that in my next post. I wanted time in Madrid for two very special reasons - to …

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BARCELONA Cala Milá This visit to Barcelona was all about Gaudi! We hopped the local train from the seaside into the main square of downtown Barcelona, Placa de Catalunya, and found the sign of where we would be staying for the next 3 days just across this very large square - Hotel Ginebra. This is …

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El Masnou From Vienna we flew to Barcelona where we arranged for our Airbnb hostess, Esther, to pick us up and take us to her lovely, seaside apartment in El Masnou. View from the front window View from the back window There are times while traveling for a long time that you feel you've reached …

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VIENNA I was looking forward to my first visit to Vienna and spending time with my friend Pearl Nitsche who had very graciously offered us a room in her huge apartment for a week of exploring her city. But, sometimes unforeseen things happen. Due to much- needed surgery, which Pearl had hoped would have been …