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Holiday in Spain: Granada

The Alhambra is far from Granada‚Äôs only attraction. After our tour of the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife and the many other pleasures of the Alhambra, we try to take in the other sights of Granada. Warning: getting around … Continue reading

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Holiday in Spain: Andalusia

This is something the guidebooks don’t tell you: Andalusia goes absolutely ga-ga for Holy Week, the week preceding Easter. Unless you are enthusiastically religious AND love standing in shoulder-to-shoulder crowds and breathing someone else’s cigarette smoke, DO NOT come to … Continue reading

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One day, two continents

Or, saying “no” to guide after guide April 5, 2012 I can see Africa! We are on the ferry in Tarifa, waiting to cast off for Tangier. It rained earlier, but the sky is now clearing. Standing on the dock … Continue reading

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Take a holiday in Spain: Madrid, day 2

Unlike most hotels in Austria, Spanish hotels do not seem to normally offer breakfast included in the price of an overnight stay. The Atlantico has a large buffet breakfast, but it seemed quite pricey. So we did the North American … Continue reading

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Holiday in Spain: Madrid, day 1

In the following series of posts, about my trip to Spain, I will try to give you some observations and tips that you do not find in most travel guidebooks. Madrid Madrid is one city, and many cities at once. … Continue reading

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Holiday in Spain

I know that I have not finished posting our trip to Austria and Switzerland, yet, but I’m here in Spain, now and thought I’d try some live blogging. I am using my USB connector kit for the iPad for the … Continue reading

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