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Marching round Madrid in Forty Two Hours

October 7, 20151 Comment

Meandering around Madrid This is the second of our posts dealing our all too short trip to Madrid, you can find the introductory post here. After a fantastic hotel breakfast, and a luxurious nights sleep we were out of the door and ready to see how much of the city we could squeeze in to […]

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Forty Two Hours in Madrid

October 7, 20150 Comments

The good news was we were finally getting to visit a place in Spain we had been longing to see.  The bad news was that our travel plans only allowed us 42 hours to pack in our first taste of Spain’s capital city. We knew this would involve a lot of walking, a bit of […]

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Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

March 4, 20140 Comments

Costa Brava is part of Catalonia and stretches from the French border down to Blanes, its most southern resort where the Costa Brava becomes part of the sprawl of the Barcelones comarca. If you think of the Costa Brava the first thing  that usually springs to mind is the popular package tour  resorts of Lloret […]

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An Unexpected Journey to Trilla

November 14, 20130 Comments

The good news is this post will not be as long as the Tolkien novel, but is sprinkled with a little mysticism and an unexpected treat. One of the great things about travelling long term is that when strange opportunities arise you are almost always in a position to say yes.   This happened to us […]

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France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath

October 1, 20130 Comments

We are lucky to have friends who live in the Languedoc and they were kind enough to look after us for a while at the end of June.   We know the area well as we owned our own villa in the region for many years before we set off travelling long term.   While here we […]

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