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Leaving Sitges

Well it’s that time already and we’re busy get­ting our cas­es packed and ready for the off tomor­row (Sun­day) morn­ing.  We catch the train from Sit­ges to Barcelona then change to get the train to Figueres.  We’ll be stay­ing in Figueres one night to vis­it the Dali muse­um in town, then on Mon­day morn­ing pick up the TGV Train from Figueres-Vil­la­font to Paris, arriv­ing in Paris around 4 pm.  A nice 5 hours or so on the train–very relax­ing.

As its our last day here in Sit­ges we’ve post­ed a bunch of pho­tos of the town to remem­ber it.

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Spanish Study in Sitges

Language School
Our Lan­guage School

As “when in Rome” … when in Spain … we decid­ed to take the leap and enroll in lan­guage class­es four weeks ago. Although in Sit­ges the lan­guage is Catalón, we elect­ed to take Span­ish for its appli­ca­tion in the US. We found ¡Hola! Span­ish Cours­es through a friend’s refer­ral and signed up for an inten­sive pro­gram. We have enjoyed the infor­mal envi­ron­ment with small class­es and com­mit­ted teach­ers. 

¿Y Rita? Stephen? De dónde son?”       (And Rita? Where are you from?)

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Biking in Sitges

Prepping Bikes
Prep­ping Bikes

We’d been think­ing about rent­ing a cou­ple of bikes for weeks now, and every time we were close to pulling the trig­ger the bike rental shop was closed.  But yes­ter­day, we bit the bul­let and trot­ted off to the shop and it was open!  Real­ly fun lit­tle bike repair shop which rent­ed bikes as well as sold them.  We fixed on two (iden­ti­cal) bikes had them adjust­ed and took them for a half day of adven­ture.  The price 10€ each for effec­tive­ly 8 hours.  We had to leave a 100€ deposit per bike which was again not unrea­son­able, if a bit informal–they would only take cash which had us run­ning to the ATM a cou­ple of times.

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Gay Pride Week, Sitges

And the dog is pink!
And the dog is pink!

Tonight is the main event of the Gay Pride week in Sit­ges and there is a large parade with floats and many oth­er attrac­tions. It starts around 5pm and goes through to 10pm. We’ll be tak­ing in the sights and hop­ing to have some pho­tos to post on this page lat­er.

It’s around 80F and love­ly and sun­ny. Should be a hot one with plen­ty of beer!

See lots more pho­tos here