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Tavira – October 6

Oct 7, 2010
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Today was our vacation from our vacation! We had a full day to do absolutely nothing and so that’s pretty much what we did! After…

Granada to Seville: October 4

Oct 7, 2010
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We left Granada on the 11:15 train for a three-hour journey to Seville. My cold had advanced to the major stuffed up stage so I…

Granada and the Alhambra – October 3

Oct 7, 2010
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We took a taxi up to the Alhambra in the afternoon and retrieved our tickets that I’d booked online many weeks ago. Good system! We…

Granada: October 1 and 2

Oct 3, 2010
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We spent most of the three-hour train journey from Cordoba to Granada congratulating ourselves for not renting a car! The distances are vast here in…

Cordoba – September 30

Oct 1, 2010
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One of the things that worried me the most about driving to Cordoba was how we would find our way into the ancient Jewish quarter…

Madrid – September 28 and 29

Oct 1, 2010
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The slick new AVE train whisked us from Barcelona to Madrid in just under three hours. When Gregg did the same trip in 2005, the…

Modernista Barcelona – September 27

Sep 29, 2010
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On our one full day in Barcelona, we decided to focus on the Gaudi sights which are spread throughout the city and include the Park…

Off to Barcelona! – September 26

Sep 29, 2010
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The train ride from Montpellier to Barcelona passed smoothly by splendid views of the bright blue Mediterranean to the left and the foothills of the…

Montpellier – September 25

Sep 28, 2010
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We arrived in Montpellier a mere three hours after leaving Paris to find ourselves in the relaxed land of the south. Our hotel had all…

Our Last Day in Paris – September 24

Sep 26, 2010
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It’s 9:30 am on Saturday, September 25 and we’re on the TGV speeding through the French countryside on our way to Montpellier and the start…

Hanging Out in Paris – September 23

Sep 24, 2010
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Perhaps it’s because I live on a lovely, quiet island or perhaps it really is the case that Paris is special, but I am reveling…

The 16th Arrondisement

Sep 24, 2010
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The sun is warm, but not like summer. It is a comfortable, enveloping warmth—neither too hot nor too cold. It is a warmth that makes…