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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…

Europe 2010: 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…

Europe 2010: 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…

Europe 2010: 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…

Europe 2010: 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…

Europe 2010: 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…

Europe 2010: 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…

Europe 2010: 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…

Europe 2010: The Cluny Museum

Sep 24, 2010
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The morning after the morning I still felt full of beans (or would that be haricots?) and so we set off for a morning at…

Europe 2010: The Vernissage!

Sep 23, 2010
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It’s been almost 48 hours since the opening of Gregg’s exposition — where does the time go?! So much to see and do. The opening…

Europe 2010: Exercising My Way Across Paris

Sep 22, 2010
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Tuesday, September 22–the opening of the exposition is tonight but in the meantime, I decided to go to not one but two fitness classes. As…

Europe 2010: Dinner in the Marais

Sep 22, 2010
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There’s no time to rest when en vacance! After dropping in on Gregg at the gallery, I snatched a very brief nap and then got ready to…