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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The last weekend


I'm going to an English academy to improve my language skills.
In today class we talked about our last weekend.
The theme was “Let's talk about the past”.
For me it was a little difficult to speak about the special hike that gathered more than 1100 people in the small village of Ayerbe.
A lot of not very usual words to describe the event.
I was a member of the small organizing group.
I was in charge of the web and, specially, the sign up control.
Walkers could sign up to the event by Internet o by phone.
Most of them made it via Internet.
The hike event was called “3ª Caminata en la flor del almendro”. How to translate it? Probably: “Third walk in the almond blossom”.
It was a very sunny day. A little cold at the beginning of the morning, but then, the sun was shining without any cloud in the sky.
There were two posibilities:
- The big walk: 25 km from Ayerbe to near Loarre and way back.
- The short walk: 12 km from Ayerbe to “La Sarda” and way back.
Both circular walks.
The first one, started at 8:30 a.m. and the second one at 10:00 a.m.
In the big itinerary ther were two supply points to provide walkers with food and all kinds of drinks. In the short walk, only one in the middle of the tour.
Then, all the participants took lunch together.
There was a beautiful image: more than 1100 people eating togheter.
At the end, the helpers picked up and fixed everything in a moment.
In the field, as soon as the last walker passed, one helper was gathering all the things and garbage.
The field was left in better condition than before the event.
I believe that there are few villages capable of organizing an event of these dimensions.
We are already in the countdown for the next: “Fourth walk in the almond blosoom”. It will be on February 24, 2019.



How to say?

Avituallamientos. Puestos de avituallamiento.
Supply points?

Fideuá.
Dish whose main ingredient are noodles, which are cooked with other ingredients such as fish, seafood, etc.
It's similar to 'paella' changing  the rice by fat noodles.

Cruz Roja
The Red Cross 

Protección Civil
Civil Protection, Civilian Protection

Guardia Civil
Civil Guard

Chorizo
Spicy pork sausage

Salchichón
Sausage?

Catering
Catering

Mandarina
Mandarin, tangerine

Lechuga
Lettuce  /ˈlɛtɪs/

Melocotón en almíbar
Peaches in syrup

Termo
Thermos
A brand name for a special container that keeps drinks hot or cold 

Almazara
Olive press, olive mill


Other words

Raffle  /ˈræfəl/
An activity in which people buy tickets with different numbers, some of which are later chosen to win prizes, that is organized in order to make money for a good social purpose. 

Twin
Either of two children born to the same mother on the same occasion

Fee
An amount of money paid for a particular piece of work or for a particular right or service 

Soft drink
A cold, usually sweet, drink that does not contain alcohol

Deaf  /dɛf/
Unable to hear, either completely or partly


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