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Camila’s Flat Stanley Adventures

Hello, my name is Camila, I’m a 2 nd grade student at Ozona Elementary School in Palm Harbor Florida. I want to share the fun adventures and many places my Flat Stanley had and visited. I got  letters  from 5 countries.

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Córdoba, Argentina, march 15th, 2011

 

Dear Cami,

 

Thank you for sending Flat Stanley to Argentina! We had a really good time together. He visited many places and lots of people!

First, here in Cordoba, Stanley, Aunt Sue and I visited a friend of ours, Melina. It was late summer so we were by the pool having mates. When people get together here in Argentina, we usually drink mates, a popular hot beverage.

We walked around the city as well. Cordoba is a very old city so we visited important historic landmarks such as the Cathedral you see on the picture.


We are gonna  miss you Flat!


We had a great time here and I wanted him to stay with us longer, but I thought it would be nice for him to visit some other members of our huge family. So, he visited my sister-in-law in Caleta Olivia. It is in the South of Argentina, about 2700 kilometers from Cordoba city (1.6777 miles). It is a beautiful city on the San Jorge Gulf by the Atlantic Ocean in the Patagonia. Although, as I told you, it was late summer, it was really cold there already. That is the reason why Joaquín (the little baby) and Mauricio (his father) are wearing warm clothes. Marina is taking the pick so she is not on it. As you can see, they are on the beach. It is a particular one, since it has no sand, but millions and billions of little rocks.


After Caleta, Stan travelled all the way to visit aunt Bety and Granma Ana in Las Toscas, the city where your mom, aunt Bety and I are from. It was Fall already. He was there just in time to celebrate aunt Bety’s birthday party. It was a pity Susan and I coud not be there. They threw a big party; aunt Bety invited the whole family, they ate empanadas (meat pastri) and choripanes( sausage in a bun) and chocolate cake.

The day after, aunt Bety and your grandma went for a ride to show Stanley the city. They visited El Mirador, a historic place from which the founders of the city used to watch for natives attacks. They played around in the city square as well.



Also he went to San Justo in the state of Buenos Aires. He was there with Paula and her son Elias. Paula is our cousin (Granma’s niece).



Now is time for Flat to keep traveling, his next stop is Alexandria in Egypt!

 

We love you!

 

Tios Susana y Hernán

 

 

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Alexandria, Egypt, March 20th, 2011

Hello Cami,

 

Thanks for sending your Flat Stanley to Egypt! We had so much fun with him walking around so many historic places. I’m Carolina, from Misiones, Argentina. I am living here in Alexandria, Egypt with my family.

My two little reporters are Banseeh and Giuliana. They had a great time showing Flat Stanley cool places.

Flat, Banseeh, Giuliana and Carolina at  Citadel of  Qaitbay,  situated at the entrance of the eastern harbour on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The library was conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter (323–283 BC) or during the reign of his son Ptolemy II (283–246 BC).


Now Flat is going to Turkey!  Have a safe trip Flat!!!

 

 

Love, Carolina, Banseeh and Giuliana.

 

 

 

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Cappadocia, Turkey, april 15, 2011

 

Hi Camila:

Thanks for send Flat Stanley to my place, my name is Sandra and I live in Turkey, with my husband and two kids, Meli and Mert. We took Flat to visit Cappadoccia, The area is a famous and popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic and cultural features.

The region is located southwest of the major city Kayseri, which has airline and railroad (railway) service to Ankara and Istanbul.

The Cappadocia region is largely underlain by sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams, and ignimbrite deposits erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago.

 


 

Now Flat is going to Madrid, Spain! Have a safe trip Flat!

 

Sandra and Family.

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Madrid, Spain , april 20th, 2011

 

Hola Camila:

 

I’m glad to have Flat Stanley with me! My name is Meli and I live in Madrid, Spain with my husband. We went with Flat to visit the city and many places such as The Royal Palace and The Royal Theater.  We want to make Flat happy. Also he got dress up for the duty. Hope you enjoy it as we did!

 


 

Now…. last ….but not least! Flat is going to Largo, Florida, USA to your Aunt and Uncle’s house.


Hasta Luego!(see you later!) Meli.

 

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Largo, Florida, may 6th, 2011

 

Hi Cami!
Thanks for sending your friend Flat Stanley!!!
We had a great time; playing, sharing and learning from all the places he has visited.
He had a great time with Bombon, Negrita and Onix!

 

 

Cami, we love you VERY MUCH!
Tios Diego & Carolyn.