Category: Spain

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A Week on the Costa del Sol

One of the joys of timeshare is that there are always exchange weeks to be had in prime tourist destinations like the Costa del Sol, as there are so many properties there. Our week’s...

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Too Darn Hot in Seville

I had been so looking forward to roaming the streets of Seville on foot, but the day we arrived it was 45°C in the shade! My usual modus operandi when overseas is to only...

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The Alhambra – Granada

Granada is a popular tourist destination among the cities of Spain, famous for its Alhambra – a Moorish citadel and palace – and conveniently located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, yet...

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Alicante and Las Hogueras de San Juan

Near the southern end of the Costa Blanca is the city port of Alicante which is a major tourist centre, popular with beach goers and boating enthusiasts.  Each year it hosts the Volvo Ocean...

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Holy Toledo!

Ever wondered where this expression came from? Well, when we visited this beautiful city, 73km south of Madrid, we found the answer. As the seat of the Catholic Primate of Spain, Toledo held over...

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Madrid Top Ten

Madrid is such a fantastic city and there are so many things to see and do. I have made a list of my top ten, in no particular order.  I hope you find it...

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Segovia in a Day

Finding myself alone in Madrid with a free day, I decided to do some sightseeing further abroad. The walled city of Segovia is only about 90km to the north, so it was the obvious...

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Road Trip Spain

Of all the countries we have visited – and it stands at about 39 now – one of my top five favourite countries would have to be Spain. It’s a mixture of the food,...

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Barcelona to the Costa Brava

Our HAL cruise on the Rotterdam finished in Barcelona, arriving in the afternoon, but allowing us one more night aboard the ship before an early morning departure. This gave us one last opportunity to...

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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...