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Europe 2019 Part Eight: Sweating Our Way Through Southern Spain

Jul 11, 2019
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Holy Toledo The drive to Toledo from Zaragoza is long and tedious through mostly flat lands that give way to urban sprawl around Madrid which…

Europe 2019 Part Seven: Descending into Spain

Jul 4, 2019
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Climbing Over the Pyrenees We leave Albi and drive west toward the Pyrenees. Today is the first day of our entire trip (actually, the only…

Bilbao, Spain

Aug 23, 2012
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July 30, 2012 The next morning, the ghosts were gone and after a fabulous breakfast in the room that had once been the refectory, we…

Northern Spain

Aug 23, 2012
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July 29, 2012 The longest driving day of our trip dawned a bit cloudy and muggy. We had really enjoyed our time in Portugal but…

Viva Salamanca – July 18

Aug 1, 2012
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We left San Sebastian on July 18 to drive down to Salamanca. Although the freeway was pretty clogged with big trucks, Gregg found the driving…

San Sebastian – Donostia – July 17 and 18

Aug 1, 2012
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We left Paris on the morning of July 17 and took the TGV down to Bordeaux where we picked up our car — a very…

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…