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3 Weeks in Antigua, Guatemala. I enrolled at Zamora, a Spanish Language School.
4 hours of classes a day for $125.00 USD per week. My home stay with the "Lucky Morales" Family
which includes 3 meals a day and room, etc, is $75.00 USD per week.

Zamora Academia Elemental de Español
9a. Calle Poniente No. 7
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez
Guatemala, C. A.
Phone: 00 502 78327670
info@learnspanish-guatemala.com
www.learnspanish-guatemala.com

I will also be working with Local Beekeepers to gain knowledge of Beekeeping of "Africanized" Bees
which is what they mostly have there. Wish me Luck!!! Thanks / Gary
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I made it to Antigua!!! My Home Stay Family!!!  The Lucky Morales Family on their Rooftop Flower Garden!!!  Lucky is short for Lucrecia... Her husband there is José.
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My Private Room in the Lucky Morales Home stay. Perfect.  $75.00 per WEEK and includes 3 Meals a Day!!!  And Free Wireless that works Great.  Zamora Spanish School is only a few blocks away so I can come home for lunch, and full Spanish Language Immersion
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My Private Room in the Lucky Morales…
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The Kitchen at the Lucky Morales HomeStay...  3 meals a day included in the $75.00 weekly price ;-)
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Free Internet & Wireless for my iPhone.  Lovin that ;-)
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My Home Stay Place / Charming and Peaceful.
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My Home Stay Place / Charming and Peaceful.
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My Home Stay Place / Charming and Peaceful.  The Lucky Morales Complex...
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Thursday January 26, 2012.  It's pretty neat waking up and seeing a Volcano ;-). Rooftop of my Homestay...
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Antigua is Awesome!!!  Really Cool, Old Colonial Town.  Was the Capitol of Guatemala until 1773 when  huge Earthquake did major damage.  After centuries of this it was time to move!!!
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Antigua is Awesome!!!  Really Cool, Old Colonial Town.  Was the Capitol of Guatemala until 1773 when  huge Earthquake did major damage.  After centuries of this it was time to move!!!
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Antigua is Awesome!!!  Really Cool, Old Colonial Town.  Was the Capitol of Guatemala until 1773 when  huge Earthquake did major damage.  After centuries of this it was time to move!!!  (What a difference an hours change in light makes!!!  I did not edit t
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Zamora Spanish Language School in Antigua, Guatemala where I am studying for a few weeks.
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Zamora Spanish Language School in Antigua, Guatemala where I am studying for a few weeks.   1 teacher per student!!!  Study inside or out. 70's, Sunny. Not Humid. Just Right!!!
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Carlos, one of the owners of the Zamora School taking me on a complimentary 2 hour orientation walking tour of Antigua ;-)
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Carlos, one of the owners of the Zam…
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In the Zamora Courtyard where I am Studying Spanish.
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In the Zamora Courtyard where I am Studying Spanish.
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In the Zamora Courtyard where I am Studying Spanish.
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Doing Laundry in Antigua, Guatemala.
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Doing Laundry in Antigua, Guatemala.
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Dinner at the Lucky and José Morales Home Stay.   So nice!!!  Gracias :-)
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Friday January 27, 2012.  Views from the flat rooftop of my Home Stay place at the Lucky & José Morales family.  The Volcanoes this morning  (6:25) are shrouded by clouds.
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Friday January 27, 2012. Views from…
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Friday January 27, 2012.  Views from the flat rooftop of my Home Stay place at the Lucky & José Morales family.  The Volcanoes this morning  (6:25) are shrouded by clouds.
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Breakfast at my Home Stay.  Cereal & Milk too :-)
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Cool T-Shirts :-). I Like the "Guatever" one :-)))
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Along a Morning walk in Antigua...
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Along a Morning walk in Antigua...
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Hola!!!  Have a Nice Day ;-)
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This is a snack / grocery store along a street in Antigua. No door.  You buy from that window :-) Gracias, Hasta Luego.  :-)))
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A friendly Black Lab getting some fresh air in Antigua :-)
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On the way to Central Park from my Home Stay in Antigua.
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On the way to Central Park from my Home Stay in Antigua.
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On the way to Central Park from my Home Stay in Antigua.
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Hamming it up in Antigua. If you take our local Gazette Newspaper on your travels and get a shot, they will publish it :-) ok I'm playing tourist.
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Fruit Vendor near Central Park in Antigua.
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Friday Night in Antigua, Guatemala 1-27-2012.  I Love my Nightwalks...
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Friday Night in Antigua, Guatemala 1-27-2012.  I Love my Nightwalks...
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Friday Night in Antigua, Guatemala 1-27-2012.  I Love my Nightwalks...
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Friday Night in Antigua, Guatemala 1-27-2012.  I Love my Nightwalks...   Central Park / Antigua
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Taking a Coffee Plantation Tour near Antigua.  Here are Green, Unripened Coffee Beans as they grow on the plant.
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Taking a Coffee Plantation Tour near Antigua.  Here are Ripening Coffee Beans as they grow on the plant.
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Taking a Coffee Plantation Tour near Antigua.  The skins, or husks although edible, become fertilizer for the crops. Only the 2 inside beans get dried, roasted and become what we know as "Coffee Beans".
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There's a Big Market on Saturdays here in Antigua.  So many colors ;-)
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There's a Big Market on Saturdays here in Antigua.  So many colors ;-)
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There's a Big Market on Saturdays here in Antigua.  So many colors ;-)
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Saturday Market Time in Antigua, Guatemala.  Everyone is Shuffling Goods to sell.
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At the Market Place in Antigua, Guatemala.
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At the Market Place in Antigua, Guatemala.
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At the Market Place in Antigua, Guatemala.  I helped this guy load his stuff back on after his load shifted and things fell off.
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Saturday January 28, 2012.  An amazing (an exhausting day trekking up "Volcan de Pacaya" an active Volcano...
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Saturday January 28, 2012.  An amazing (an exhausting day trekking up "Volcan de Pacaya" an active Volcano...  Then Roasting Marshmallows in the escaping heat of the Earth.
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Saturday January 28, 2012.  An amazing (an exhausting day trekking up "Volcan de Pacaya" an active Volcano...  These Kids from the Local Village Followed along saying "TAXI???"
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Volcano Agua over Antigua, Guatemala, as seen during my trek up Volcano Pacaya far away.
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Right on.  A Volcan Pacaya Taxi, just in case you want a lift along the way ;-)
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Saturday January 28, 2012.  An amazing (an exhausting day trekking up "Volcan de Pacaya" an active Volcano... When we got there we roasted marshmallows from the Volcano Heat coming out of a pit  :-)
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Sunday January 29, 2012.  Spending an Awesome afternoon with new friends I made. Met them in a coffee shop and they showed me their town.  Even had lunch together and visited their house.
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Sunday January 29, 2012.  Spending an Awesome afternoon with new friends I made. Met them in a coffee shop and they showed me their town.  Even had lunch together and visited their house.
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Sunday January 29, 2012.  Spending an Awesome afternoon with new friends I made. Met them in a coffee shop and they showed me their town.  Even had lunch together and visited their house.   I gave their boy my flashlight ;-)  he really liked it ;-)
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Street Performer in Antigua. Guatemala.
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He gave a Great Performance by Central Park in Antigua :-)
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Great Show. Big Crowd.  People so Cheap.  My 2 bucks seemed like a huge deal.
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Antigua on a Sunday Evening. 70's, slight breeze and the Air smells Sweet!!!
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Little Girls selling goods on the street in Antigua...
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Antigua, Guatemala.
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Antigua, Guatemala.
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Monday January 30, 2012.  My first day at Zamora Spanish Language School.  I feel like a little kid ;-)
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Break time at Zamora School.  Piñata Time, special for someone's birthday ;-)
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Monday January 30, 2012.  My first day at Zamora Spanish Language School.  I feel like a little kid ;-)  here is my teacher, Sara ;-)
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After Spanish Class, Carlos took me on a walking tour to Cerra De la Cruz.  That is Antigua below ;-)
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After Spanish Class, Carlos took me on a walking tour to Cerra de la Cruz.
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After Spanish Class, Carlos took me on a walking tour to Cerra de la Cruz.   That is Antigua below...
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Piñata Time during Break from Spanish Lessons :-). Was someone's birthday ;-)
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Dinner at the Lucky Morales Homestay.  Omelette & Plantains.
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Breakfast at the Lucky Morales Homestay.  Fresh Fruit & Cereal.
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Lunch at the Lucky Morales Homestay.  Chicken & Rice with Vegetables.  The drippy orangie stuff is HOTSAUCE.  WOW!!!
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Zamora is a Peaceful Place to Study Spanish...
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Zamora is a Peaceful Place to Study Spanish...  One of my Study Table :-)
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Zamora is a Peaceful Place to Study Spanish...  One of my Study Table :-). You can choose inside or outside!!!
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Zamora is a Peaceful Place to Study Spanish...  One of my Study Tables :-). You can choose inside or outside.
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Zamora is a Peaceful Place to Study Spanish... Study Tables, one teacher per student :-). You can choose inside or outside.
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Zamora in Antigua is a Peaceful Place to Study Spanish... One teacher per student :-). You can choose inside or outside tables for a desk.  After class today my teacher took me to a Macadamia Nut Plantation via a "Chicken" Bus.  See Video.  We pra
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My Spanish teacher, Sara Isabell, took me (via a Chicken Bus) to visit the Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation.  See the sign ;-). They don't have to pick any nuts off the trees. When they are ready they fall off on their own.  They gather the fallen nuts f
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Crushed Post Processed Macadamia Nut Shells make for an awesome driveway ;-)
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My Spanish teacher, Sara Isabell, took me (via a Chicken Bus) to visit the Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation.  See the sign ;-). They don't have to pick any nuts off the trees. When they are ready they fall off on their own.  They gather the fallen nuts f
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My Spanish teacher, Sara Isabell, took me (via a Chicken Bus) to visit the Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation.  See the sign ;-). They don't have to pick any nuts off the trees. When they are ready they fall off on their own.  They gather the fallen nuts f
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Macadamia Nut Size Sorting Tool.
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Macadamia Nut Size Sorting Tool.
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Macadamia Nut Size Sorting Tool.
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Macadamia Nut Size Sorting Tool.
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Macadamia Nut Husk Removing Machine.
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Macadamia Nut Husk Removing Machine.
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Macadamia Nut Husking Machine dies this...  Rest has to be peiled by hand. The whole process is very labor intensive.
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Macadamia Nut Plantation Mascot :-)
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Macadamia Nut Plantation Mascot :-)
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Macadamia Nut Drying Process.  The whole process is very labor intensive.
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Lunch with the Morales Family!!!
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Lunch with the Morales Family!!!
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A Delicious Lunch at the Lucky Morales Homestay :-)
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Out side Classroom in the Garden ;-). One on one Teaching ( Sara)!!!  $125.00 per week for 4 hours a day.  Zamora Spanish Language School in Antigua...
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My First Bee Hive in Antigua, Guatemala. And it is hanging of the roof top terrace of my Homestay!!!  I had to hang almost upside down to get the video :-)  No Stings ;-). Happy Little Bees :-)
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Honey (Meil en Espanól) from Africanized Bees on a Macadamia Nut Plantation near Antigua, Guatemala.  The local laborers there call them "The Angry Bees". On sunny days they cannot work on the road nearby!!!  Photos Later.  Gary
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Restroom in the Garden of Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation
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A Very Active Africanized Honey Bee Colony built under a tree limb.  About  20 feet above ground.  Although they prefer a cavity for protective reasons, they can survive like this all year round due to the mild to hot climate.  Gary
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Bird of Paradise Flower in the Garden of Valhalla...
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Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation near Antigua, Guatemala. A 4 photo stitch using "Auto Stitch" app for iPhone.
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Dinner at the Lucky Morales Home Stay.
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Holy Crap...  I forgot to mention when in Central America you never put toilet paper in the toilet.  There is always a waste paper basket next to toilet for that as the plumbing and flush pressure can't handle paper, etc.  :-). In this case you have to re
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Dinner at the Lucky Morales Home Stay.
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Balcony View at the Lucky Morales Home Stay.
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Don't want to be late for school!!!  So easy to get distracted around here ;-)
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3 of the Teachers at Zamora in Antigua.  My teacher, Sara, is on the right...
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Zamora Students in the News :-)
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Zamora Students in the News :-)
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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Carlos from Zamora Spanish School took us on a 3 hour  bike Ride tour of 6-7 Local Villages / Towns.  Was a neat and energetic jaunt after Classes were over.
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