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  • Mike on the move… « Greenheart Voyagers
    looked after in the cordial way the Madrileños are second to none at A future entry will detail the occasion in all its glory but I must keep moving lest this blog go off track However my kindest thanks must go to Laura and Emanuel from the CCI whom I met in Madrid for a fabulous lunch and mission meeting Thanks to them this adventure of discovery is happening de verdad See more about the CCI s projects at cci exchange com Off to Finca Santa Marta Extremadura With an early start and pick up by Finca staff member Anna and her boyfriend Ricardo I m lucky to be driven to my next destination in luxury Finca Santa Marta stork s nest Finca Santa Marta is a converted olive oil mill now a charming rustic country hotel around 2 5 hours drive from Madrid Its settings are incredible with stunning views of surrounding hills skies that sing with birds olive and cherry trees in the gardens and tons of grape vines I ve visited many times before but not for a couple of years and it is great being back and chatting with the hosts and lovely staff there Highly recommended for a visit spring time perhas being the most glorious More info at fincasantamarta com I shall be posting more about the Finca soon Next stop deeper Extremadura Avanza bus Trujillo to Cáceres Just 3 19 for the 45min journey Change at bus station to Felix Magro bus Cáceres to Valencia de Alcántara around 8 a pleasant Extremeño town with tree lined plazas and friendly locals Met by my hosts Wim and Yvon and tucked into cañas y tapas at the grand bar restaurante El Tabú All buen rollo with the locals and much inviting of beer whilst the free tapas traditional aperitivos of the area were thrown at us We then head to nearby La Casiñas small villlage where Wim and Yvon reside Feeding the horses The next morning it s off to feed the horses and dogs at my hosts rented piece of land a few kilometers from Las Casiñas The routine includes filling up with all the water the animals will need that day from the local fuente of the village Occasionally the water gets used by the women of the village to wash their clothes contaminating the source and meaning a journey for Wim and Yvon to another village to fill up Sadly traditions are still strong here and locals don t realise the damage they are doing At least some signage could be put in place to advise they do otherwise After feeding we head for the plot of land my friends have bought As we walk to the place we re treated to stunning views all around and a great many vultures soar from giant granite boulders astride the hills the plains stretching towards the twinkling Alburquerque in the distance and the wonderful green and blue land sky contrast as another dry and

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  • 18 « December « 2012 « Travelling Greenheart Mike and Company
    having met up once again with fellow Greenheart traveller Mariano at the house of our Cochabamba friends Claudia and Mauro So it s time to rewind it s been a loooong time and tell the tales of what happened read on December 18th 2012 Category 2012 Belize Bolivia Ecological place Greenheart People Guatemala Peru Comments are closed Top Supporters CCI Greenheart Ibiza La Finca Santa Marta The Macleod Clan Search

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  • Ecological place « Greenheart Voyagers
    taken in the fine Guatemalan city of Antigua and at the fabulous Earth Lodge located 20 minutes outside the town Testing out the new camera a Kodak Zi8 on loan from the CCI Thanks guys this beats the motorola read on March 12th 2010 Category Ecological place Guatemala Hiking Wwoofing Leave a comment Newer Entries Top Supporters CCI Greenheart Ibiza La Finca Santa Marta The Macleod Clan Search the site On the Site About Supporters Who We Are Recent Entries Greenheart Travel 2014 Andalucia Final Week in Caveland Greenheart Travel 2014 Andalucia The Altiplano of Granada Greenheart Travel 2014 Andalucia From Coast to Mountains Moments in Time 2013 Leesa s update from Mexico Photo action from January in Bolivia Mariano s Epic Journey Guatemala to Bolivia Cochabamba to Samaipata Bolivia Guatemala Belize Peru and Bolivia Mexico Greenheart shines again Cancun revisited 2012 Mexico for the fabulous five Kenya The Final Weeks 2011 Kenya Working in Kimuka and some fun Kenya Video Clips Yes Kenya Kenya the kids take over Kenya Week Five Kenya Week Four Kenya Week Three Kenya Week Two Kenya Week One Kenya the beginnings Tenerife Selector Greenheart People 2010 2012 Forum launched Organic Wwoofing in Wisconsin Chicago

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  • 19 « January « 2014 « Greenheart Voyagers
    29 30 31 Greenheart Travel 2014 Andalucia Arrival January 19th 2014 Category Ecological place Spain Wwoofing Comments are closed Top Supporters CCI Greenheart Ibiza La Finca Santa Marta The Macleod Clan Search the site On the Site About Supporters Who We Are Recent Entries Greenheart Travel 2014 Andalucia Arrival Moments in Time 2013 Leesa s update from Mexico Photo action from January in Bolivia Mariano s Epic Journey Guatemala to

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  • 31 « December « 2013 « Greenheart Voyagers
    its eye and a wag of its tail Greenheart Mike spent the time in Ibiza like the lucky sod that he is So here to remind us of them heady days is read on December 31st 2013 Category Greenheart People Ibiza Wwoofing Comments are closed Top Supporters CCI Greenheart Ibiza La Finca Santa Marta The Macleod Clan Search the site On the Site About Supporters Who We Are Recent Entries

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  • 11 « January « 2013 « Greenheart Mike & Compañeros
    over 4000km to travel from Guatemala to Bolivia by bus boat hitching and without a single km on a plane Respect is due Here our brother tells us how it happened Time to practise your Spanish readers Mariano cuenta read on January 11th 2013 Category 2012 Greenheart People Comments are closed Top Supporters CCI Greenheart Ibiza La Finca Santa Marta The Macleod Clan Search the site On the Site About

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  • 31 « December « 2012 « Greenheart Mike & Compañeros
    heights of La Paz and arriving in the pleasant climes of the city of Cochabamba was where we last left you dear reader This entry deals with the following weeks to the end of 2012 a truly remarkable year read on December 31st 2012 Category Bolivia Ecological place Wwoofing Comments are closed Top Supporters CCI Greenheart Ibiza La Finca Santa Marta The Macleod Clan Search the site On the Site

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  • 23 « November « 2012 « Travelling Greenheart Mike
    were five The arrival of Karen and Lilly in Cancún to join us three was a joyous moment and was suitably celebrated at the wonderful Quetzal Hostel There was much to catch up on and a great deal of excitement that the read on November 23rd 2012 Category Uncategorized Comments are closed Top Supporters CCI Greenheart Ibiza La Finca Santa Marta The Macleod Clan Search the site On the Site

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