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Workaway: The Last Glimpse

A look back at Igualada, our first Workaway experience, our last week at Eco-Rebanya, and the unrivaled Catalunyan hospitality of the Cortijo family.

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All that’s left of the final fire at Eco-Rebanya. March 8th is the last day farmers are permitted to use controlled burns. Taken: March 8th, 2015
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Nathan: “Wait Jason, I don’t think that water is safe to…” Jason: “What?” Nathan:”Nothing. Let me know how you feel in a few hours.”
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Marci, Marta’s mother, shows us the wine cellar as we take a break for water. She calls us both “Guapo” and showers us with snacks.
We uncovered a well at least 100 years old. Nathan cuts the last canes.
We uncovered a well at least 100 years old. Nathan cuts the last canes.
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Carlos pulls us in the tractor after delivering a full load of cane bundles. Jackson and Talicia, two American Workawayers, join us for our last week with the Cortijo-Rebanya family.
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In total, we ended up with about 80 bundles of canes.
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Escalivada: A traditional Catalan dish of crispy bread topped with roasted eggplant, red peppers, olive oil and salt.
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Spinach quiche, salad, spinach, and bread. We ate like kings, vegetarian kings in a house of staunch carnivores. Every meal they made, they made especially for us and our stupid dietry restrictions.
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Talicia and Carla make a cake. Sugar, yogurt, flour, baking powder, and a whole lot of nutella.
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Arnou and Jackson draw before dinner.
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Jason makes a joke about “pizza scissors”

 At the end of our stay, Jason and Nathan wrote a thank you card to the family. Nathan also presented Manel with his overalls. Manel described them as being “authentic” and “very American.” We said our last goodbyes after lunch on Friday the 13th…the same day we bought our ferry tickets from Grimaldi Lines.