We just got back from Europe. Technically, at least one of us was gone for over three weeks. I’ll be writing about our trip over the next couple of weeks, sharing photos, and talking about our continuing quest toward more experiences and less gear. Part of this quest includes language learning.
Where did we go?
Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid train station, Ronda, Algeciras, Tarifa, La Linea, Sevilla
Gibraltar (England? Spain? You decide)
Airports: LAX, LHR, HAM, BCN, MUC, CDG, ORD, LAX again
Modes of transport: plane, train, bus, subway, light trail, taxi, walking, SO MANY STAIRS
How many languages did we try?
Technically 5: German, Spanish, French, a few phrases of Arabic, and some sign-reading in Catalan.
How many different places did we sleep?
Ten in 18 days.
Will there be monkeys?
How much did we walk?
141.35 miles, averaging 8.31 per day.
How many flights of stairs did we climb?
327, averaging 19.24 flights per day.
About those monkeys…?
You’re just going to have to wait.
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