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Lisbon – October 14

Oct 13, 2010
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I sit in our bright kitchen with the window open and a reflection of red terracotta tiles, whitewashed wall, and bright blue sky in my…

Europe 2010: Figueira da Foz to Lisbon – October 12

Oct 13, 2010
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Today’s the day we get into our new apartment in the Alfama district in Lisbon. The Alfama is one of the few areas of Lisbon…

Europe 2010: Hanging Out in Figueira da Foz – October 11

Oct 11, 2010
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We’re having our day in nature — very welcome after over three weeks of mostly being in the cities. After hanging out in the hotel…

Europe 2010: Figueira da Foz – October 10

Oct 11, 2010
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We really needed a break from the big city this morning and so with light hearts, we packed up, left our Bairro Alto apartment, and…

Lisbon – Show Opens October 9

Oct 11, 2010
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We spent the day having a good wander around the three main downtown neighborhoods – the Bairro Alto (where we are staying), the Baixo (lower…

Libson – October 8

Oct 11, 2010
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Today is the day we will visit the Colorida Gallery where hopefully the work has arrived and all is ready for the opening on October…

Libson – October 7

Oct 11, 2010
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The train trip from Tavira to Lisbon was not one I’d like to repeat! It was long, rattlely, a trifle on the smelly side, and…

Seville – October 5

Oct 7, 2010
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After an amazing dinner of Argentinian beef (vegetarians don’t look!), I am relaxing in a huge terracotta tiled, wood beam ceilinged cottage up in the…

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…