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A very bad blogger

Hello Family,

I have been a terrible blogger, neglecting this blog for what seems like months.

During my time away I have been to Amsterdam and Prague. I LOVED these two places. I spent Christmas in Valladolid with my friend B. On the 27th of December I flew right on over to Amsterdam. I got into the city at around 9pm. I was completely taken aback by the beauty, lights, extravagant architecture, EVERYTHING!

I did an insane amount of walking in Amsterdam and it’s surrounding villages.

I met a Chinese guy who only spoke chinese and german. So after 5 years since taking german in high-school, I spoke German for a day and a half!!!!

I started this post almost a month ago and never managed to finish because I’m an insanely busy or hungover little bee.

But I don’t want to neglect my blog any longer!

Last night I saw a flamenco show. It was amazing, full of passion and fervor. I also pierced my nose!!! I’m pretty sure the Spanish guy piercing my nose thinks American girls are crazy. I went with my friend, who also got her nose pierced and we were both freaking out like little boys….

But we managed and now my nose hurts a little.

More posts to come very soon!!!

muuuuuaaaaaaaaaks

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Alicante

Alicante reminds me of a small, sea-side Granada, it even has a castle in the “old-town.” This castle is by no means the Alhambra, but you can easily climb to the top and have a view that overlooks the entire city and the ocean. For the past two weeks Alicante has been hosting the volvo ocean race, and therefore this weekend Alicante’s charm emerged in the form of sailors.

Though I would have liked to see more of the city, I did enjoy it’s nightlife.

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The view from my friends apartment.

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The pre-race.

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Occupy Wallstreet

http://occupywallst.org/

http://15october.net/

I am overjoyed that America has joined into the protests that erupted all over Europe last year. As Americans often times we rely on government to get shit done. But this summers debt ceiling negotiations between Obama and the republicans prove that Americans must be heard. Though I love Obama, he gave into 98% of what republicans wanted.

If your government lets you down you need to let them know. All relationships require communication.

http://occupywallst.org/Sevilla

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The Guadalquivir River in Sevilla, looking onto Triana (the “posh” part of Sevilla, which has attempted to break apart from the city)20111016-030357.jpg

20111016-030408.jpg Also, Guadalquivir, this time looking onto Sevilla proper.

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A narrow street way. In the casco antiguo, most streets look like this one. The lack of width makes it so that on very hot sunny days these streets are much much cooler than the rest of Sevilla.

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Nearing the River.

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The setas are a new architectural structure, finished last year. They have an archaeological museum underneath and this is where the 15th of May Spanish Revolution protests began in 2010, and where October 15th protests have taken place. No longer is this just a protest against the Spanish government but against the crisis in which our world finds itself. Take a gander, make a change:   http://occupywallst.org/

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Gitanas guarding this residence from the sun.

You have to move it, move it!

I love running, I even have a water bottle which I take with me just about everywhere that announces this very love of mine. However, my love has taken a toll on my knees….whaaaaaamp whaaaaaaaaamp….. I hate swimming I feel like I’m suffocating, but in my quest to be one of those happy, positive, optimists one that makes gin and tonics when given lemons, I am finding new types of interesting exercises.

While perusing Goop.com, Gwenyth Platrow’s blog, I came across the wonderful and talented Tracy Anderson, trainer to the stars. I’ve been doing her workouts even though they’re indoor workouts I enjoy them and recommend that you try them.

I particularly enjoy this arms video but you can find many more of her videos on the interwebs, particularly youtube.