i'm just a literary tease, my reputation's on its knees.

La Vida Es Dulce en Espana

June 10, 2005

Greetings from Spain! I'm sitting at a rather low class computer with fast internet in the back of a restaurant called The Orange Kiwi in Empuribrava, Spain, in the Costa Brava region. The music is mellow, the dinner hour starts at 7, and the Mediteranean Ocean is right in front of my eyes.

The weather has been absolutely beautiful in Spain, from scorching hot the first day, resulting in a wicked sunburn before I even made it to our campsite to a lovely 70ish degrees today. The nights are chilly, which means I'm wearing a thermal shirt and snuggling with Mr. International at night (oh well! hah!) but the days are the perfect temperature for cruising around on my rented bicycle and exploring the town.

The area is very touristy but this is okay because it means the locals are used to bad Spanish. The people here are very nice and make an effort to speak slowly so that I can understand then. Renting the bikes was done entirely in Spanish and early this morning I went to the bank for small change and was able to get exactly what I wanted with very little trouble.

This part of Spain is simply gorgeous, the sea stretches blue before my eyes, literally a mere 600 feet from the door of my bungalow. The beaches are white sand loveliness peppered with (oooh la la!) topless sunbathers... did I join the crowd? I'll leave that up to your imagination, mis amigos. Haha!

We haven't done much sightseeing.. just being here is enough for me, I love exploring the town and having a bike makes it easy for me to travel independently while Mr. International snoozes or sucks down las cervasas. The sangria here is delicious and cheap... The beach provides hours of entertainment in of itself (though I did get a wicked sunburn) and palm trees fill my vision. All in all, I'm having a lovely time.

Thanks for everyone's comments on the last entry: Karissa - I will you some sugarpackets, Lou, I didn't get to do the Jack the Ripper tour but thanks for the suggestion, and Dr. J - the idea for literary tease originally came from me wanting to provide writing on the web as well as sell the herbal tea blends that I make for my friends. So you aren't that far off the mark! and, Evan, I'll think of you in fair Paris!



p.s. please leave comments but dont' be sad if I dont' get back to you right away. Internet is expensive as hell *at $2 for 15 minutes being the best price I've found, other than the freebie surfing I scored today.... I will, however, read my emails every chance I get and it's nice to hear from people at home. Hope everyone's summer is going well!!!

Moira at 11:46 AM :: Comments (3) :: ::

Tell me what you think of France when you get there! Hope it's not as expensive as when I went there.

Posted by: Evan at June 12, 2005 05:46 PM

Moira, you know what they say about great minds...

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at June 12, 2005 10:26 PM

Hooray! Sugarpackets from an international traveler... I'm psyched!

And expensive internet? You're not kidding. Holy moly, can't they sell time like phone cards or something??? That would be cheaper and more convenient...

Posted by: Karissa at June 15, 2005 09:23 AM
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