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Elche (Elx) Spain

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Why is Elche also called Elx? We learned something about languages in Spain when our Catalan friend Jenny taught us how to pronounce a street name that we were stumbling over.  Xàtiva sounds like Cha-tih-va.  …

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Our Pleasant Interlude in Narbonne

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Susan and I decided to limit the distance of each train journey so that our old boy, Teej, needn’t spend more than four hours at a time in his carrier. And that’s the primary reason we chose Narbonne as our first stop in France.

I’m glad we did because I was charmed by this often overlooked city that lies between the mountains and the sea.