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Will I Get My Bank Card Today?? – Day 29

Monday 10th August 2009 – Spain
Well, here we go again, the waiting game recommences. I had a call early on this morning from FedEx themselves, from England, telling me the card was in transit. He seemed amused about the situation, and the fact that the campsite was taking care of me, but assured me he was on the case today, and wasn’t going to let anything go wrong again. We’ll see.

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A Chilly Day in Calatayud – Day 28

Sunday 9th August 2009 – Spain
The thunder and lightning raged for a long while, eventually letting up at around midnight. For some strange reason, my alarm had set itself for midnight, and as I awoke, startled by the unexpected ringing in my ears, the rain had all but stopped. Oddly, though, people then began to come out of their tents and carry on their conversations. Kids even started playing again around the campsite. Don’t these people ever sleep!?

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The Wait Continues…. Day 27

Saturday 8th August 2009 – Spain
My phone has been playing up the past couple of days, and important texts that people are sending me, are not arriving on my phone. One such text was from dad, detailing the Western Union money transfer that was sent last night. I had no idea about the text until this morning when I managed to contact home. But all details were now in my possession, and I was now able to get a bit of money.

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Waiting For My New Bank Card – Day 26

Friday 7th August 2009 – Spain
The object of the day today was to get back to the Calatayud campsite, collect my new bank card, and set off on my way to the rest of my trip. It was, however, very different.

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A Restful Day in Calatayud – Day 25

Thursday 6th August 2009 – Spain
I awoke a little later this morning after a much better night sleep. It was good to have a lie in. The tent began to warm up in the sunshine so I had to get out of bed. So what was on the agenda for today?..

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The Journey Back to Calatayud – Day 24

Wednesday 5th August 2009 – Spain
I’ve been thinking a lot the past couple of days about cutting the trip short and coming home. It hasn’t gone as I had expected it to, and the thought of having to wait any longer for my card is beginning to cast a shadow over the experience. I know it isn’t a possibility at the moment as I need to be here for when the card arrives, but reassuring texts from the family have made me realise that this is just a blip, however …

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Barcelona and the Fantastic Beach – Day 23

Tuesday 4th August 2009 – Spain
My parents were told by FedEx that my card would be with me by Thursday, so I had an idea to make use of my time, and the money my parents had wired to me, and have a couple of days down in Barcelona by the beach.

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Zaragoza and the Fun and Games – Day 22

Monday 3rd August 2009 – Spain
I had a much better night sleep last night, partly because I was drained, although it was still very warm. Most nights I end up sleeping on my sleeping bag, rarely do I sleep inside it. Never, yet, have I slept in it for the whole night. There is a bad smell that wafts over the campsite from time to time, coming from the fruit factory next to us. When it gets in the tent, it takes a while to go. Not particularly nice.

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Sightseeing Madrid, then My First Day in Calatayud – Day 21

Sunday 2nd August 2009 – Spain
Loud music, laughing and shouting from a nearby tent kept me awake until 6am, and at 7am, the talking began again as people started to wake up, so one hour sleep for me. It was doubly great as I had a long day ahead of me, and I was already shattered from the lack of sleep from many previous days. But I guess this is all part of travelling, and at least I was having a good time and seeing many things along the way. …

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A Campsite Just Outside Madrid – Day 20

Saturday 1st August 2009 – Spain
I’m into August now, three weeks into travelling, and I’m still getting strange looks from everyone. Maybe its the fact that an English person has driven here in the first place, maybe they don’t see many English cars, I don’t know. Anyway, today I was off to Madrid in search of a place to stay so I could receive my card, but it had to be a cheap place as money was running low.