Travel Blogs from Spain and Canary Islands

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Spain Day 4 - Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Spain Day 4 - Oviedo

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... to serve us up some food since all we want is the arroz con leche. ... YUMMMY! They say that Cantabria is the dairy of Spain, and this dish is evidence that they know what to do with milk products (although oddly enough, you cannot buy MILK anywhere here! ...

Playa Barrosa., Playa Barrosa, Spain travel blog

Playa Barrosa.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Playa ...

Toledo - another place I've always wanted to visit, Toledo, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Toledo - another place I've always wanted to visit

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... good look round the cathedral, including a trip up the belfry tower to see what I think is the largest bell in Spain. The cathedral included a museum that was mainly filled with religious art but also contained four silver sculptures from 1695 of a ...

Alcossebre for Easter., Alcossebre, Spain travel blog

Alcossebre for Easter.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Alcossebre for ...

Much Beyond the Sea Monsters, Almería, Spain travel blog

Much Beyond the Sea Monsters

A travel blog entry by sutiramisu

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... of changes from beach to snow to olive groves but always drenched with sun.  We passed forests of solar panels and wind turbines and learned that Spain is the world's leader in wind energy.  With nary a metre of land to waste it is also the ...

Dublin flight to Spain, Bilbao, Spain travel blog

Dublin flight to Spain

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... were pretty straight forward. Wake up at 9am to pack our bags and hit the street at 10am, catch a bus to the airport, and be en route to Spain at 12:30pm. Now that I'd met Chris Crowley, we simply needed to wake up one hour earlier to add a quick stop by ...

A day trip to Segovia., Segovia, Spain travel blog

A day trip to Segovia.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... a view of the Alcázar from the impressive angle you typically see on all touristy postcards. There was just enough time for a short late lunch break tasting Cochinillo (Roasted Piglet) and some smooth Tinto, before starting on the return leg to ...

El Camino de Santiago : The Final Chapter, Santiago de Compostela, Spain travel blog

El Camino de Santiago : The Final Chapter

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... how I would really love to see it, and that despite having encountered basically no "sports bars" in the small towns in northern Spain, and exactly zero English Premier Leagues games, that I would just need to stop off for lunch at a pub that had the ...

Hola, Oliva, Oliva, Spain travel blog

Hola, Oliva

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Across to Spain for about a week to spend New Year with Jane and Dave's Parents. Had been dreading the cold weather since Jane announced that Spain in the Winter isn't all its cracked up to be and that her appartment without central heating actually ...

Photos from a stamp collector (Part 2)., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Photos from a stamp collector (Part 2).

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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The numbering system I use for my photos on Travelpod kind of only works up to 99 pictures, so I decided to create "Photos from a stamp collector (Part 2)". ...

Photos from a stamp collector (Part 3)., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Photos from a stamp collector (Part 3).

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Hmm, looks like we need "Photos from a stamp collector (Part 3)" as well. ...

Well Baron, I like your taste in art., Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Well Baron, I like your taste in art.

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... many American millionaires who went bust in the great depression of the 1930's. Thanks also to his son Hans who married Carmen (Miss Spain 1961) who persuaded him to site the collection in Madrid when the government offered him a building to site it in in ...

Almost too hot to enjoy, Córdoba, Spain travel blog

Almost too hot to enjoy

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... six hour ride our main meal today was at lunch time.  So before we headed to lunch we visited a couple local grocery stores and bought some snacks for the train ride.  What a hoot that was.  Anyhow after we ate lunch our bus driver ...

Valley of the Fallen., Valle de los Caídos, Spain travel blog

Valley of the Fallen.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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If you want to read about this place I suggest you just check out this link All I have to say is that I can recommend Johana's homemade Paella before heading ...

Tourism boom and bust, Ibiza, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Tourism boom and bust

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... of this is the East Coast of Spain, which became very popular with tourists during the 1970s, but during the 1980s Spain fell out of favour. Everyone considered that particular coastline to be very degraded and so the crowds headed to Turkey ...

Gone hiking and getting lost., La Pedriza, Spain travel blog

Gone hiking and getting lost.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Madrid, and is a very popular weekend destination for city slickers. It has a multitude of hiking trails, among forest, streams and a beautiful rocky landscape with huge boulders randomly dotted around. I went there with Johana, a very nice girl I met a ...

Are You Going to Cordoba Fair?, Córdoba, Spain travel blog

Are You Going to Cordoba Fair?

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... , hanging flowerpots and verdant courtyards. We grabbed a couple of cheap tapas in this charming district, and also visited the synagogue, another of Spain's three remaining medieval synagogues. It was unfortunately closed for siesta time (it can be very ...

The devil is in the details., Sants-Montjuïc, Spain travel blog

The devil is in the details.

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... a beer would be $2 I made myself at home. I managed to eat three platefulls of a good selection of noodles, meats, seafood and vegetables in delicious sauces. There was just room left for a plate full of melon pieces, lychees, and pineapple for desert. ...

Valencia, Spain, Valencia, Spain travel blog

Valencia, Spain

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... do that, consider this. The bulls that are entered into the bullfight are selected from a group for their ferocity, strength, endurance, and bravery. Those not selected are sent directly to the butchers; do not pass go, do not collect $200. Those who ARE ...

Welcome to Syden!!!, Alcossebre, Spain travel blog

Welcome to Syden!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Norway also knows where Syden is located. But again it may not mean the same to everyone. For some it only means Spain and the Canary Islands, Greece, Cyprus and maybe parts of Turkey. Others may for example include Portugal, the French Riviera, Italy and ...

Spain Day 10 - San Fermin, Take two!, Pamplona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Spain Day 10 - San Fermin, Take two!

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... all the lunatics on the ground. Watching this first bull is AWESOME. Let me explain. There is a lot of protest both in Spain and around the world against Spain's practice of bullfighting, ... and the festival of San Fermin is no exception. Personally, ...

Indian summer playing havoc with ugly stepchild., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Indian summer playing havoc with ugly stepchild.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... and since I still very much enjoy living in this city. There's however a network outage here today on my first day as fijo, and since we are in Spain, it will probably be taken care of "mañana"... So I guess my customers (sorry guys) will have to wait as ...

Almost Like South America, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Almost Like South America

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... probably runs all the time... for $50 dollars to get there and JUST ONE CENT to return!  Fantastic, let´s go to Spain!  Who can go anywhere for just a penny, I thought.  So I clicked to continue buying the ticket.  ...

Extremes, Seville, Spain travel blog

Extremes

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... . A few very old Mosques skirting the city created yet another walking challenge; without a direct route between them Charles and I navigated our way between them one evening. We wandered through wheat fields that were dotted with poppy flowers on the ...

Navarredonda de Gredos., Navarredonda de Gredos, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Navarredonda de Gredos.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Kick-off. ...

The unfamiliar sound of an alarm clock., Madrid, Spain travel blog

The unfamiliar sound of an alarm clock.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... to be honest. So when I got the job offer back in December, I mainly accepted because of the following; - The job is in Spain. I have been keen on trying to live in a Spanish speaking country for a while, and hence get the opportunity to learn much ...

Studying in San Sebastian, San Sebastian, Spain travel blog

Studying in San Sebastian

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... do a language/cooking course. San Sebastian is a gorgeous city, and the area is like no other part of Spain. It's very green, and there's a noticable difference in culture too. After a very enjoyable two weeks meeting people from all over the world, ...

Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Barcelona, Spain

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... that is the symbol of Barcelona, La Temple De La Sagrada Familia. This cathedral was the work of one of Barcelona (and Spain's) most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi. The temple is breathtakingly large and hasn't been completed, even though it's been under ...

I left my heart in Cadaques., Cadaques, Spain travel blog

I left my heart in Cadaques.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... ’s, talk Spanish politics and drink a lot of beer. Another was Maricio who the next day took us kayaking around the islands. We clapped and danced to the locals having a talented instrumental jam, we sat at the local bars like one of them. But the ...

South America!! - Home to London to Madrid - Day 1, Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

South America!! - Home to London to Madrid - Day 1

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... train across the Peak District to Sheffield. I then waited in Sheffield for an hour or so to catch another train to London and then a third train to Gatwick Airport. Unbelievably I made it to Gatwick with plenty of time to spare before my flight to ...

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