|My first host in Sant Vicent, Alberto, on the right, and his flatmate, Pablo, on the left. These guys spoiled me, and showered me with gifts: a pocket knife, a pen drive, a pen, a straw hat, and lots of food and candy.|
|At the University of Alicante, Felipe, a history student and a young Tourism major sign the petitions.|
|Arabic and Islamic Studies students sign a petition at U A.|
|Rodrigo, from Sao Paulo, Brasil; my second host in Sant Vicente, and a post-graduate student of Environmental Studies (natural disasters). He took me in on 24 hour's notice.|
While in Alicante, Elena had suggested that I visit the University of Alicante (between SantVicente and Alicante), so I took up her suggestion and was happy to find several students interested in the pilgrimage, and wanting to sign one or both of the petitions.
Later that night I stayed with Rodrigo, and we discussed not only peace in the Middle East, but a shared passion, swimming.