Barcelo Isla Cristina

C/ Doctor Delgado Carrasco, Isla Cristina, Costa de la Luz, Andalusia, 21410, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star resort
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Travel Blogs from Isla Cristina

Our Lady of Deliverance Procession

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Charlotte Amalie, when we lived in St. Thomas in the U. S. Virgin Islands many years ago. Every year, twice a year, the entire congregation rose at the end of mass to process around the perimeter of the church, singing hymns and saying prayers, as an intercession at the beginning of the hurricane season to ask God for safety from the storms, and at the end of hurricane season to offer thanks for a surviving another ...

Into the Mountains of Portugal--and Back in Time

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... Crown and was already a parish in 1535." Since 1836 it has been administered by the Municipality of Tavira.

The brochure stated that beginning in 1836, it took 150 years "to forge a bond between the village population and their new administrators" in Tavira! Evidently, change comes slowly in these parts of the world!

We approached the village after a 47 km, winding, rainy, climb, and found we had quickly stepped back in time. The misty rain, ...

The Most Beautiful Spot in Tavira--Tavira Castle

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... or other potential enemy intruders into this territory.

One day we hope to find and read more of the long and complicated history of Tavira, beyond the "cliff notes" version found in the gravel guides. Suffice it to say for now that at one time, Tavira was one of Portugal's important cities, a base for some of the Portuguese seafarers' exploits and the economic and social development of Portugal, and, especially, the Algarve.

Around ...

Weekend on Tavira Island

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... around to object, and the two campers were very happy--as were we.

Dianne and I were too chicken to stay at the campsite all night, preferring the warm(er) cabin that now was heated--enough at least to take the worst chill away. However, we did join “the kids” for building the fire, a glorious view of the stars and naming of constellations, and the moon’s fiery first rising over the ocean, before heading back to our cabin.


Cacela Vehla--A beautiful village in Algarve

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... store. The soap turned out NOT to be handmade Portuguese scented soap, as pointed out later by Marcela, along with a good laugh on us.

We also purchased a bag of oranges from Manuel, (owner of BECitrus of Tavira, and one of our newly acquired friends in town. He, by the way, is the one who has mastered 10 languages, not the 6 that I believe I previously mis-reported. He also has an MBA from Exeter University in England.) Just as we ...

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