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Friday, September 28, 2012

As many of you know , I just returned from a rather long vacation in Spain .Unfortunately my first week at work came with three 24 h shifts , today is the second , so I didn't have time and energy to blog about it. I'm not even sure if I can upload pics with this poor connection but I'll try.
It was absolutely wonderful, maybe not as beautiful as northern France and Germany (I mean the towns and houses cause the nature is beautiful) but it had an out of this world atmosphere . Everybody was relaxed and enjoying life, drinking coffee in cafeterias, drinking wine or sidra and chatting on terraces ,eating out real food at a pretty low price, families with the kids and the elders .I saw a lot of elders on the same terraces , chatting , or walking their dogs (they had tons of cute dogs) or just walking. I don't know about you but here almost nobody is just walking. They are all running errands , take walks prescribed by the doctor or are checking the stores and the farmers market . the food was much cheaper than here which is not fair cause our income is about 5 times smaller if not less. ugh , I can't put in words the feeling I had there and I don't say they don't have any hardship or worry but it didn't seem to affect them much. ook, now some pics from Oviedo, capital of the region Asturia :




this is a castle we visited:

and of course , the ocean:


oh, and same thing , huge portions, those casseroles are one person's portion , and if you are not full they bring you another one. the lunch consisted of 2 such dishes and drinks at discretion


The cathedral in Oviedo:

well , these were a few of my pics , they're phone pics so not so great( praise me ! :P).Have a great weekend everybody !

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  • COMPUCATHY
    I thought they were great pics! And I could really feel the sense of peace that you are talking about...it seemed to come through the pics. Very cool! I'm glad you had a good time. I've never been out of the US...so I feel like a world traveler when people share their travels with me! Thanks so much! 24-hr shifts! I don't know how you do it. Take care! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    2863 days ago
  • HIKINGSD
    Love all the pictures. So pretty!
    2944 days ago
  • FREES1
    Looks like a wonderful trip - thanks for sharing! I'd have trouble going home again! love the photo you have as your wallpaper.. sorry you have to "pay" for it with 3 24 hour shifts! I gotta say - never have envied your work schedule! Glad you had such opportunities to travel... welcome home
    2983 days ago
  • ANIHAKA
    The portions are huge but I've rarely seen obese people in Spain. Their way of life is in conjunction with the hot climate. I too love Spain never been to the place in your blog but the people have had some very hard times. It was still quite poor up until the early 1990's and looks to be going back there. Still an awesome place to visit, love the language & culture.
    2984 days ago
  • MFLYNN8
    You call it casserole, I would call it soup. Either way looks delicious and loads of it!

    2984 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12235216
    WOW, what an amazing trip you had. I'm jealous!

    Thank you for sharing the trip and the pictures with us.

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    2986 days ago
  • RIDMYCOCOON
    I wanna goooooo! Can you speak their dialect? Yummers! The food looks honest and delicious! The beach is so inviting!!! What an interesting castle. Thank you so much for sharing emoticon
    2986 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    Lovely photos! I like that last one best because the colour POPS!! It's surreal.
    2986 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    I love the pictures and your description of the place. I had to look up sidra to find out it is the most popular alcoholic carbonated drink. I would love to travel in Europe. Just checked what the exchange rate is Canadian $ to Euros, doable. Please post more pictures when you can.

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    2986 days ago
  • MYTHYMENOW
    Great photos. Looks like a wonderful vacation and a wonderful place to visit. The soups (?!) look delicious and wholesome and tasty. Take good care of you.

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    2987 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7438174
    lol xD I love how you make so much emphasis on the huge portions :P
    The second pic is the one that scares me D: it really looks a lot like our Zócalo...
    ohh... no not really, I just compared it with a zocalo pic andd they're not that similar after all lol
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    it still scares me a little idk why :P

    And you're right xD the last photo is so pro :P lol
    I loved that cute castle n_n we need one like that... :P just pink and blue
    lol waaaah I love you emoticon
    2987 days ago
  • ME_HERE_NOW
    looks beautiful and sounds idyllic! i want to go!!
    2987 days ago
  • LAURIETAIT
    Glad you had a chance to relax and enjoy. I always love visiting new places but it nice to come home too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.
    2987 days ago
  • LMB-ESQ
    Great pics! Looks like a fun trip... Welcome home!
    2987 days ago
  • BIGPAWSUP
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  • ANATASHIKI
    actually my friend's brother and our guide there, said that he did ask for another round once . but generally you don't, we couldn't eat all of it , of course., and the people aren't overweight , maybe some of them a little chubby , but just a little
    2987 days ago
  • BEARGODDESS
    Those are GREAT pictures!!!!! (Is that praisey enough? ;)) They really ARE great pictures though, and I'm SO glad that you had a great time and got some rest. Beautiful picture overlooking the ocean especially, although the buildings look really interesting.
    Their portions are HUGE! Wow! There are people who aren't full after one of those? Lol! emoticon

    Thanks so much for sharing these with us sweetie! emoticon emoticon
    2987 days ago
  • PJBONARRIGO
    WooHoo! Welcome home :-) I loved seeing the pictures that you posted and reading about your trip. Thanks for posting, emoticon it was interesting to read about your observations about the people, food and walking.
    2987 days ago
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