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Old 03-23-2011, 02:40 PM   #31
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Vander, I'd like to thank you for that ride report.

It was like the food you described: simple, pure, wonderful.

Excellent photos.


How do you think a fellow who doesn't speak spanish would make out?
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:07 PM   #32
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Oy! Great trip report, Vander A friend and me have been talking about riding from Denmark to Spain on our next long trip and your report didn't exactly turn out the fire of my wanderlust. Thanks so much for showing the beauty of Spain and Portugal.
I read "Sinuhe, the Egyptian" a long time ago and loved it and now have to find the other one you recommended.

I'll give you a shout if I'm coming your way
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:38 PM   #33
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Thank you all for the interest!


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Greetings from Poland.
In Sintra I saw a polish Transalp with a couple on it. They were strugling to find the way aout of the town, as I did. Difficult with all the one-way roads.

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I was fortunate to ride in Southern Spain last year and had a wonderful time,
I read your RR. Great!

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Let me know if you come by again.
There is more to visit.

Un saludo
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I like everything I know about Portugal, so be sure I will visit it again


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How do you think a fellow who doesn't speak spanish would make out?
No problem! We're all humanbeings and share the same needs, so it's easy to communicate. Learn some basic words to be polite and to ask for general things (sleep, eat, gas, help, etc) and enjoy what you ride, eat, see and live


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I read "Sinuhe, the Egyptian" a long time ago and loved it and now have to find the other one you recommended.

I'll give you a shout if I'm coming your way
That's a very good read too.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:51 PM   #34
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Call me an ignorant American, I don't understand why Barcelona is "loved/hated"? Why would it be hated?

I'm not married, but I'm quit sure most of the married ones do love their wife but stil, can't be all the time with her. Pubs do exist for some reason!
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #35
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Wonderful report, thank you very much.

My wife and I took a bus tour in Nov 2009 through some of the places you visited. I spent most of the trip fantasizing that I was on my motorcycle instead of on the bus.

The area around Sintra was one of my favorites. We also visited San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. Both amazing places from different times in history.

Thanks again for stirring up some wonderful memories.

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:04 AM   #36
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Pictures?
I can't see them
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:47 AM   #37
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I know this could happen, but not that fast!

I will try to solve it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:20 PM   #38
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That is a shame. Your photos were magnificent!
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:02 PM   #39
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I will try to solve it.
https://picasaweb.google.com is free!
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:33 AM   #40
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Pictures re appered.
Great RR .
Do you have Garmin file of the road? (or map, or... )
I am planning to participate on 7th ADV meeting and to ride something similar on my way home.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #41
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Fantastic! I need to go there.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:11 PM   #42
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This was wonderful - thanks.
My wife and I visited many of those places in our VW van many years ago. For several of your shots I leaned over to show her views we too had taken in and places we had stood. Then a few years ago I did Spain and Portugal by motorcycle - from Madrid, west to the coast, south past Lisboa, east to Almunecar, north to Ciudad Real, Cuena, and back to Madrid. I loved remembering that trip through your pictures and decriptions. A lovely area worth re-visiting.
thanks,
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:13 AM   #43
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #44
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great news this got fixed without me doing nothing

Have been very busy this last days, no work on fixing this, but now it's here again. Great
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #45
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Congratulations Vander, splendid ride and nice report with gorgeus photos!
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