Category: Destinations

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Córdoba and La Mezquita

Ask anyone who has been to Córdoba what is the most important attraction and they will tell you – La Mezquita! This was one of the most impressive mosques in Spain during the occupation...

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Huelva, Spain

While other cruisers climbed aboard buses bound for Seville, we took the shuttle bus into Huelva city centre, where we had already arranged the hire of a car, so we could have a day...

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Lisbon

The HAL cruise ship, Rotterdam, docked in the wide estuary of the Rio Tejo (Tagus) right near the Alfama district of Lisbon. From the deck we had great views of the city even before...

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Porto

I had been wanting to visit Portugal for a long time and now we were there I was so excited. The city of Porto (or Oporto), our first stop, is Portugal’s second largest city,...

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Santiago de Compostela

The first port on our Iberian cruise was actually A Coruña, a city on the north-west Atlantic coast of Galicia, Spain. And  we did manage to find time to tour it briefly in the...

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Beyond Barcelona

With a week for exploring Barcelona and its surrounds, we took advantage of a tour to Montserrat, and on another day, a game of golf at Real Club de Golf El Prat, a wander...

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Barcelona – Gaudí and more

Our week in Barcelona was jam-packed with sightseeing. We were booked into the HCC Hotel Regente which is very well located just north west of the Plaça Catalunya on Rambla Catalunya and not far from...

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A Week in Barcelona

Late September 2015 was the perfect time for visiting Barcelona – warm days, balmy nights and the excitement of La Mercè festival which brings thousands of extra tourists to this already magnetic city. Barcelona is the...

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Ankara and Atatürk

The long drive from Cappadocia to Ankara was broken up with several stops to ease the monotony, so we finally arrived in the city centre in early afternoon. Our main focus today was visiting...