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Friday, September 27, 2019

Lee, an Incredible World Traveler. Teen Climate Activist, Greta Thunberg

Aloha Everyone,

Lee from Vancouver, British Columbia fits the title, “Citizen of the World”. Lee is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She has been traveling for more than 40 years and is familiar with many countries, their cities and towns. 

Sitting on a flat large stone bench in front of the Alcazar fortress, the two of us hanged on every words Lee uttered. J.J. and I were mesmerized. The three of us probably were talking for about an hour until church bells reminded us it was the early Spanish lunch hour (1:00 pm). Promising to stay in touch, we exchanged emails, hugs and parted company.

Perhaps our paths was meant to cross. Lee is also visiting Salamanca and she is staying at the same hotel. 

Today is “Youth for Climate.”  Started by a now 16-year-old Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, hundreds of Segovia students are on strike. The protest draws attention to the growing danger of climate change. Student groups were everywhere, including in front of the Alcazar, delaying entrance of other visitors.

With distressing and disturbing breaking news reports coming out of Washington DC, it is refreshing and gratifying to see the youth of our world calling out to adults, politicians and lawmakers about the potential dire consequences of Global Warming.

Aloha -- Cathi