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Beautiful cathedral at Zaragoza
Spain, Portugal and Basque France Adventure 2014

Petty Theft and Roman Relics!

Flag of Spain  Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

We had to deal with the bad news that two of our traveling companions had not been able to get their flight to Barcelona – they had been trying since Thursday 12 June, believe it or not! First weather issues: thunderstorms etc, then two days running mechanical issues and pilots going off duty. Their luggage is in Barcelona, but for the moment, they have given up.

And then, this morning, while packing the car in front of the hotel, I fell for the oldest trick in the book: I was distracted by a guy showing a pair of glasses that he ‘found’ on the road behind the car, and while I was trying to decipher what he said to my friend Maryln, someone else nabbed my bag from the front seat with my camera and Ipad in it – then I had to cancel all my cards (scared they would get info from my Ipad) and make a statement to the police. That took up virtually the whole day. Fortunately, I had my euros, two cell phones, my newly acquired USA passport and international driver’s license around my neck!

We finally drove to Zaragoza (The ancient Kingdom of Aragon), a busy commercial town, founded by Caesar Augustus. It was amazing to see remnants of a Roman aqueduct and other structures.After strolling on the beautiful plazas surrounding the amazing old Cathedral (Basilica del Pilar), we had the Menu del dia at Cafe del Mercado. We are enjoying exploring different dishes on the menu and comparing the Spanish versions of dishes to what we are used to. We have had a few surprises! More about that later. Sorry, no photos since my camera was stolen – I must figure out how to get the photos off my cellphone and get some photos from my fellow travelers!

Beautiful cathedral at Zaragoza
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