Mary on September 29th, 2008

This post describes the system at the National Library which is different than the typical library in the States. Plus, it discusses one of the documents I examined.

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Mary on September 19th, 2008

Paco (the name Puck uses here in Spain) and I went out to eat with one of the historical fencers (Rorro) and his wife tonight–a delicious Italian dinner. I had gnocchi (pasta made of potatoes) which always makes me think of Leo, my host mom in Argentina. It was wonderful to go out with another […]

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Mary on September 15th, 2008

We have Internet! Finally, I have the opportunity to e-mail you from the comfort of my apartment in Madrid! They just hooked up our telephone, TV, and Internet today. It’s amazing how much difference that makes in life. It makes you realize how much Internet affects how we interact with others and find information today. […]

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Mary on September 10th, 2008

I am currently at the orientation for the Fulbright Program, and I’ll be staying in a dorm (with Internet) the next couple of nights. There are about 80 young people here – 4 who are teaching English in Andorra (a very small neighboring country). A cultural affairs officer of the US embassy in Spain spoke […]

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Mary on September 8th, 2008

Just a short note from the hotel lobby as we pick up our luggage and wait for the taxi. After we left our home in Davis, Puck would joke that we were homeless. It is a strange feeling to not have a place to call your own, though staying with family meant we didn’t feel […]

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