Inspired variations of blue and white azulejos create a unique color palette in the city of Porto.Continue reading “Azulejos in Porto”
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of scenic Galicia, tucked away in the northwestern corner of Spain.Continue reading “The Galician Capital”
300,000+ pilgrims walk each year to worship the relics of St. James, buried in Santiago de Compostela.Continue reading “Pilgrim’s Destination”
Speeding through the Galician countryside on various train trips we were fortunate to spot dozens of hórreos.Continue reading “Pontevedra, Spain”
Our first stop in the Autonomous Community of Galicia, Spain was Ourense, named the ‘city of bridges’.Continue reading “Ourense, Spain”
With it’s blend of romanesque, modernist and art deco buildings, Zamora is an architectural gem.Continue reading “Zamora, Spain”
In the setting sun, Salamanca’s buildings glow gold, earning her the nickname, La Dorado, the golden city.Continue reading “The Golden City”
On Mittwuch, (Wednesday) a 35-minute train trip found us in Basel, the 3rd largest city located in northwest Switzerland where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. Pronounced Basel in English and German and Bâle in French, we found this dynamic city easy to navigate and a joy to explore.
Annecy and Voiron are two pretty little towns we wanted to visit so we booked train tickets and off we went exploring.
Barcelona has been in the news recently with demonstrations for and against Catalan separation and demonstrations regarding ‘overtourism’. We have focused our explorations primarily on beautiful southern Spain but despite the tensions in Barcelona, we wanted to make a brief stop in this north eastern city.Continue reading “Bustling Barcelona”