Travel Blogs from Spain and Canary Islands

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Santiago here we come..., Leon, Spain travel blog

Santiago here we come...

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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We started our day by saying farewell to our beloved Goldie... quite an emotional experience to say the least, and headed for Stanstead Airport - destination Valladolid! Had an interesting flight to Valladolid with Ryan Air, the pilot almost over shot ...

Going home, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Going home

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... know where to start our conversation, we have so much to talk about after so long apart. We'll be here in Spain for a few weeks until we see on the BBC weather forecast that the temperature in London has gone above ...

Madrid ...shopping for the Camino, Madrid, Spain travel blog

Madrid ...shopping for the Camino

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... 5 km hike instead of an 800 km one?……oh well, maybe I will do 10 km jaunt and then ride the bus around Spain, over to France and help my friend Clem and the boys move into their new house – Clem, it could happen yet. Interesting to me is ...

We really are all one..., Madrid, Spain travel blog

We really are all one...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Spent a week outside of Spain in a small village called Buenaventura participating in a Monroe Institute Gateway...you can read about Robert Monroe who founded the Institute in Virginia here:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Monroe I ...

The Moroccan Frontier, Ceuta, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

The Moroccan Frontier

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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It was a mad rush from Malaga along southern Spain's Costa de Sol. Ellen and I wanted to make the last boat of the day from Algeciras, Spain to Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on Morocco's Mediterranean coast. A football field-sized hydrofoil jetted us across ...

Seville--a beautiful city, Seville, Spain travel blog

Seville--a beautiful city

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... beds; and with vine hidden bowers.   The circular building which is the Plaza de Espana was built to showcase Spain's industry and technology exhibits.  It has a combined style of Art Deco and Neo-Mudejar and is a huge half-circle ...

Barcelona., Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Barcelona.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Barcelona. ...

Spain Day 2 - Day at the beach ..., Santillana del Mar, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Spain Day 2 - Day at the beach ...

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... clouds. Its a sunny day!! Woo hoo! Janice woke up and cooked us a huge breakfast. Big breakfasts are unheard of in Spain. They do coffee and bread in the morning, a gut-busting lunch, and a small, very late dinner (10pmish). After breakfast, we clean ...

A Podiatrist's Dream, Najera, Spain travel blog

A Podiatrist's Dream

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... over the world, is somewhere around 780 kilometres in total, give or take a few more backbreaking, blister inducing kilometres here and there. Since internet access is mostly limited to iPodding it (we wisely decided at the last minute to leave our ...

Wacky architecture, sangria, tapas & thieves, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Wacky architecture, sangria, tapas & thieves

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... little story is so ironic after my entry on crime in South Africa as even a stable first world European country like Spain is not immune to crime. And it seems this is not a small problem as the queues at the police station proved. This is such a common ...

Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada - 32.5km, Ponferrada, Spain travel blog

Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada - 32.5km

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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After eating a very bland, home cooked dinner (pasta, mayonnaise and sweetcorn), we headed to the church to hear the monks sing latin hymns. Although we are not religious, it was quite a moving experience - maybe it was because we couldn't understand ...

Beautiful town, no so beautiful food,.., Salamanca, Spain travel blog

Beautiful town, no so beautiful food,..

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... while the receptionist explained the surroundings and features of the hotel. The room was not huge, but very comfortable and the bed was wonderful. Normally beds in Spain are quite hard, but this one was perfect, not too hard and not too soft. In the ...

Romans by the sea, Tarragona, Spain travel blog

Romans by the sea

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... of a tower and other connecting bits and pieces. This all led to the Provincial Forum which apparently was the political and economic administrative centre. It had medieval tunnels underneath, which were cool and a kind of museum. We climbed the tower ...

Touching the sacred place, Zaragoza, Spain travel blog

Touching the sacred place

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... visual point of view. Although I'm sure from a religious point of view it's awe inspiring. The said pillar was actually completely housed and the only exposed piece was in a nook in the wall with a place to kneel. The piece was a little smaller than ...

Good Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Good Gaudi

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... last year's consecration, which was performed by Pope Benedict XVI, there were 6,500 members of the flock on hand, which included Spain's King and Queen, 100 bishops and 300 priests.    There are, I believe, ten Gaudi works in the magnificent ...

Pamplona: bull running, Pamplona, Spain travel blog

Pamplona: bull running

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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I was thinking of a leisurely wander up western Portugal and into the Galician region of Spain to check out the most remote area on the Iberian peninsula, but remembering a promise and doing some quick calendrical calculations I soon realised that wasn't ...

Let's get ready to Rumblas..., Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Let's get ready to Rumblas...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... quarry's ceiling? what about the energy and playfulness of Parc Guell, with its fairy tale gingerbread houses, magic vibrant salamanders and the single, continuous, impossibly elaborate mosaic bench? No - surely it's the facade of Casa Batllo - the wavy ...

Valencia and the beluga, Valencia, Spain travel blog

Valencia and the beluga

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... is coming down from Madrid to spend the day with us.  We dock in another 'beautiful' container port but look outside and there's actually a passenger ship terminal and we are going to leave and return to the ship via a proper boarding tunnel ...

Seville, Seville, Spain travel blog

Seville

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... of the shops. After enough window shopping to almost make us cry, we headed back to our watering hole for dinner and a pint. Seville has been incredible, and just when we thought Spain couldn't get any better!  Keep the streak alive Barcelona! ...

Here we are again., Alcossebre, Spain travel blog

Here we are again.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... even fewer tourists around (but watch out for those Norwegians), the weather is still typically very nice (can you spot the t-shirt) and a swim is definitively still possible if you are a loco Scandinavian. This time Johana and I went down there (as if ...

Santander: Altamira to Guggenheim, Santander, Spain travel blog

Santander: Altamira to Guggenheim

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... and privileged chunk of Europe. To be honest I did have some pre-conceptions of what I'd find travelling around mainland Spain - disorganisation, decay and grot in particular - but this has not really been the case. The Spaniards seem to have a ...

Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Barcelona

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... group of tourists was carrying shopping bags, it is safe to say this is largely a shopping vacation destination.  The next day, and our last day in Spain (for now) we headed to Montserrat by train and cable car. This is the site of a centuries old ...

Madrid and Toledo, Madrid, Spain travel blog

Madrid and Toledo

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... collection (when it was privately owned anyway) is that it was rivalled only by the collection of Queen Elizabeth II.  Spain acquired it for $350 million US outbidding Walt Disney World and others.  With an extreme case of museum legs setting ...

Santiago de Compostela., Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

Santiago de Compostela.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Santiago de ...

Finisterre., Finisterre, Spain travel blog

Finisterre.

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Finisterre ...

Barcelona: Gaudilicious, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Barcelona: Gaudilicious

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... early creativity. Then there are sites by his contemporary Modernists like Domenech Montaner (the first Modernist architect), Cadalfalch, Sagnier and Bassegoda (amongt others) - some of which from pictures I've seen look stunning indeed. So, in all an ...

Ibiza, Ibiza, Ibiza..., Playa d'en Bossa, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Ibiza, Ibiza, Ibiza...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... what to expect but not really knowing what we were getting ourselves into.  We spend the next few days lazing around the pool and walking Playa D'en Bossa during the day, and exploring the wild nightlife that Ibiza town has to offer.  We hit up ...

Back to Madrid....., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Back to Madrid.....

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... like taking off a 15 lb backpack......After my official Camino - I went around town, did a walking tour, watched tourists, protesters and locals, went to the market and took lots of pictures of beautiful buildings.  I love buildings.  I ...

San  Sebastian to Salamanca, San Sebastian, Spain travel blog

San Sebastian to Salamanca

A travel blog entry by cullism

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... to Sydney the Inquisition would have been re-introduced. I thought at the time that it might be wise to get out of Catholic Spain and into pagan France with alacrity. DAY 18 WED After a continental breakfast in the hotel we set off on a self-guided ...

Valencia, the wrong city to be without sunglasses, Valencia, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Valencia, the wrong city to be without sunglasses

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... Another major highlight in Valencia is its futuristic looking 'Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias' which basically is a very mode and spaceship looking performing arts centre, a science and technology museum, an eye shaped Imax cinema complex and a state ...

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