Tag Archives: Spain

The euro is tumbling again and analysts are talking about parity with the dollar – Business Insider

I have been saying this for quite a while now, if you have ever thought of traveling to Europe but felt the costs to vacation there were just too high.  Now may be the time to make those plans.  In fact it is quite possible to see parity between the dollar and the Euro which […]

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What makes Europe so special

One of my most favorite things about cities throughout Europe are the Street Performers.  I have written about them many times in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and even in Rome.  But I must say that this video just gives me goosebumps when I watch it.  Watching it also makes me long for a trip to just […]

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Antigua and the Baile de la Conquista

When traveling around the world what excites you the most? Is it the art of the region or maybe the architecture of the buildings around you, the people or maybe it’s the food.  I love all of that stuff too, but what really excites me is the culturally significant events that various people around the […]

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The Dance of Death

Parental Warning! Parental Warning!   This post contains graphic descriptions, photographs, video and verbiage of a Bullfight in Madrid, Spain. We have elected to take the Metro (Subway System) from near our hotel to the Bull Ring, probably no more than 10-15 minute ride.  I have to say that the subway system here in Madrid, was […]

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Icon’s of a City….Madrid ~ Part 2

If you would like to catch up, don’t miss Part 1 of Icon’s of a City….Madrid.  Click here  Architecture Spain has the greatest variety of architecture in Europe because of it’s history.  The Moors conquered Spain in 711 and exerted a strong influence on the Spanish Architecture.  The Moor’s influence in Spain was more decorative […]

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Icon’s of a City….Madrid ~ Part 1

If you have been reading my blog for anytime then your aware of a series I started called; Icon’s of a City….  I started it in order to share with you what I think is Iconic of the beautiful Cities I visit.  Although this will be the third in the series, there will be many […]

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Part 2, Icon’s of a City….Barcelona, Spain

Here we are again, I am so happy that you have returned to read Part 2, Icon’s of a City….Barcelona. Las Ramblas It is not a building, nor is it a restaurant, museum or the latest dance craze.  It is simply a a Boulevard, a street, whatever you want to call it in your language. […]

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Icon’s of a City….Barcelona, Spain

I have found Barcelona to be one of those Cities that begs you to come back, again and again.  It holds in it’s shadows mysteries that have yet to be uncovered, people who are just waiting to surprise you with their kindness and a beauty that is uniquely Barcelona.  It’s easy to look past the […]

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Museu National D’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona Spain

If you have been reading my Blog at all you know that I am partial to Art Galleries.  I especially love the art galleries throughout Europe.  I can spend hours and hours walking through them.  Earlier in my life, I had many years of art training from painting to sculpting, however I never had the […]

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Barcelona’s most famous building, 129 years and still not done.

Barcelona is known for so many fascinating things and people.  Architecture, Galleries, Museum’s, People, Places there is so much to see and experience in this city.  One thing you simply cannot miss is La Sagrada Familia.  I know it sounds like an Italian Restaurant, and the only way to gain entrance is to have about […]

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Strange things about…….Barcelona

I am always amused by strange or unknown facts about places I visit.  Some of them are humorous and some just plain strange or disgusting.  I decided I would share some strange but true facts about Barcelona, Spain.  I have been to Barcelona now and am in absolute awe of it’s art, architecture, people and […]

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Almudena Cathedral of Madrid

Plaza Mayor We left Phoenix at 8:30 a.m.,  landed in Madrid at 9:45 am., the following morning, now that is a long travel day.  Of course that has more to do with the fact that Madrid is 9 hours ahead of Phoenix.  While I was enjoying my sunny days in Spain, you were enjoying your […]

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The Golden Triangle, almost

Wow, I woke at 10 a.m., I really was tired.  But the good news is that I feel awesome and I am now on the right time and my body is in sync with Madrid.  Today is a day to explore and experience some of the beauty and the beast of Madrid.  So we set […]

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Persistence does pay off

I am not always the most patient traveler when it comes to incompetence, with that being said, I am speaking directly about the whole maze that I have had to run through with U.S. Airways trying to get an upgrade on our outbound flight to Madrid, Spain.  I am a very loyal U.S. Airways Customer, […]

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