A Weekend in Barcelona

—by Brandy Bell Barcelona is rightfully one of Spain’s most beloved cities, with hundreds of activities in the city, it can be tough to choose what to do. These are my top three picks for an easy, local style weekend in Barcelona. Park Guell What’s not to love about this place? Some of Gaudi’s more whimsical work can be found here and on a sunny day, the view lasts for kilometers of greenery, beach, and boats!  There...

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Granada, where Moorish and Christian history collide
Dec12

Granada, where Moorish and Christian history collide

Spain was a place I had wanted to visit ever since I was a young teenager studying Spanish in school.  Our experience in Madrid took some of the wind out of those sails, though.  I had heard wonderful things about Galicia so considered a trip up that way.  However, we had our housesit coming up, and I wanted to be able to move at a bit of a slower pace through Morocco on our way down. After treating ourselves to some foods we...

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Remembering Madrid
Dec03

Remembering Madrid

I’ve kind of put this post off for a while.  Mostly because we’ve been enjoying Morocco and having so much to share from our travels and life here.  And also because, well, frankly, I didn’t care so much for Madrid. I started to . . . appreciate it more as we spent time exploring various neighborhoods, especially on the weekend when you could get a better feel for the quirkiness of neighborhoods and such.  I’m...

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Visiting The Red One–La Alhambra
Nov09

Visiting The Red One–La Alhambra

One of the big reasons people come to the beautiful city of Granada in southern Spain is to visit La Alhambra.  We had originally come here just because it was highly recommended by a couple of cyber friends who lived in Spain, as well as some other bloggers.  Thankfully, these same people were kind enough to give me a very valuable tip, which I shall pass on to you.  But you have to promise to keep reading, okay? Get your tickets...

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The day I fell in love
Oct31

The day I fell in love

Spain has been interesting. I’ve wanted to come here for years.  Ever since I started learning Spanish in middle school, in fact. That was a LONG time ago.  I’m not saying how long.  Just trust me on this.  When we arrived in Madrid, I immediately suffered culture shock.  The more time we spent in that big city, the more I was ready to leave Spain.  As they say in Spanish:  No me cayó bien. When our time was up at our...

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How Not to Travel in Granada
Oct26

How Not to Travel in Granada

Tigger was sick shortly after arriving in Spain.  A couple of days later it was my turn to be a frequent visitor to the coldest seat in the house.  After spending a day in a . . . seated position, I was ready to explore!  Our host had been very thoughtful and bought us a card for the bus (it gives you over 50% off the normal fare) and had loaded it with 5€ so we could get around Granada more easily.  I was ready to use it! We headed...

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