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It's Cold Out There!

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Marseille, France: Pink flamingos rest at the Vaccares pond

As the cold sweeps south, Spain is seeing some of the coldest temperatures it has seen in 30 years. Temperatures dipped down to around -4 here in Caceres the other night and some say that it was even colder. I do hope the bougainvilleas make it.

Big news for travelers is that they had to even shut Madrid's Barajas Airport down for a few hours yesterday due to heavy snow. Word is that there was a skier reported in Madrid's El Retiro park. (more pics here)

While it contrasts with the image that most of the world has of "Sunny Spain", those of us who live here and have spent winters here know that a winter in Spain can be cold indeed...especially if you spent all your money on an Air Conditioner! I'm thinking of buying a coal brazier!

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