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Category Archive: Spain

Spain

May 06

Fountains and Squares in Madrid: A Photo Essay

Dear Luke and Leia, Here we are discovering so many beautiful fountains and squares in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Like most European cities, Madrid has built its cities around central squares where people can gather to sell their wares, worship, conduct government business and greet each other.

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Apr 15

Barcelona: Gaudi Architecture and a Fantastic Waterfront

Dear Luke and Leia, Next up for us is Barcelona, Spain, famous for its Gaudi architecture and a fantastic waterfront area on the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona is the capital city of the Catalonia region with a good deep water port and a wonderful history.

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Oct 26

One Day in Barcelona, Spain: 11 Things to Do

Barcelona is a mesmerizing seaside Spanish town, bursting with culture, world class food and drink and – of course – magnificent architecture. With so much to see and do, it’s really hard to decide what to see, especially if you have just one day.

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Jan 04

Spanish Tapas 101

There are two kinds of layovers: short ones and long ones. Short ones—four hours or less—offer little more than time to change gates and grab a bite to eat. But the longer ones, the ones that provide enough time to leave the airport—ah, those are the best, especially in Spain. There’s nothing like Spanish tapas.

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Apr 22

A View of Costa Brava’s Marimurtra Botanical Garden

If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time you probably know that we are always on the lookout for things that most people don’t know about. We love it when locals show us special places travelers might not know about, so we can share them. How cool was it that the Visit …

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Mar 22

Iberia Airlines: Our Experience Flying to Europe

Not all airlines are the same. Some of the perks that U.S. airlines have dropped (like comfy audio headsets, pillows, fluffy blankets, and wine with dinner) are standard, even in economy. That, coupled with our love of flying nonstop, is why we usually choose Iberia Airlines or KLM when we head to Europe. On our …

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Jan 28

Enjoying Catalan Food in Costa Brava

The Costa Brava coastline is stunningly gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have a chance to see some of its most impressive scenery. The foodie in me has to tell you about the Catalan food buffet we had while there. We arrived at Lloret de Mar by way of a ferry from Blanes and …

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Nov 11

One Day in Spain’s Spectacular Costa Brava Region

Catalunya’s Mediterranean coastline may be a popular holiday destination for Europeans but few Americans have heard of it. Costa Brava means “rugged coast” and it lives up to its name with some of the most spectacular coastline we have ever seen. Costa Brava is a favorite vacation spot It’s no wonder that many Europeans spend …

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Jul 29

How to Make Tinto de Verano

I had my first introduction to Spanish beverages on our first evening in Madrid. Having asked the waiter to bring whatever he recommended, I was a bit taken aback when be brought out a small glass with ice, a 4-ounce carafe of red wine and a bottle of some sort of fizzy drink. That did …

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