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Getting to know Spain

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Author: Dee Day
Published: 1957
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,019 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.7
LoC Categories: PZ, D
Downloads: 631
Added to site: 2009.08.04
mnybks.net#: 24888
Origin: gutenberg.org
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dows covered with designs in black wrought iron. Black-haired Andalusian women wear black lace mantillas draped over their heads, a kind of veil and shawl. They like to carry lacy fans and wear long flashing earrings. Lots of gypsies live in Andalusia, many of them in caves in the chalky-white hillsides. Gypsy girls wear long red or green or blue dresses dotted with white. They fold bright-colored silk fringed scarves around their necks, and they love to wear many gold bracelets. Andalusia is the region the Moors loved the most, so this is where you'll see many of their lovely stone buildings full of lacelike carvings.

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It's like going into another world to journey from Andalusia into western Spain. In Extremadura, the land where the Conquistadores lived, and in León, there are great sweeping plains where the land is not very fertile because there are long dry seasons. Raising sheep, fruit and pigs are the main sources of making a living, and the people

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