Magnificent Madrid, the capital of Spain, is chock full of museums, art, history, parks, culture and life.
If you are a bibliophile, a visit to the historic Joanina Library at the University of Coimbra should be added to your bucket list.
This enchanting Portuguese town, famous for its romantic Manueline architecture is worth the 35-minute train ride northwest of Lisbon.
A lasting memory of these two northeastern French cities may be the dozens of intricate shop signs, the majestic swans a-swimming and the amazing outdoor Christmas decorations.
We have spent 3 weeks exploring Jerez de la Frontera and felt it was time to spread our wings. The city of Cádiz, home port to the Spanish Armada (navy), beckoned and is just a short 30-minute train ride south.
Our 200 year old apartment was midway up a steep hill in the Albaicín area, Granada’s oldest Arab district and we were lucky to face the impressive Alhambra on the hill opposite. The Albaicín is made up of narrow single-file alleyways, pretty fountains in nearly every square and, of course, sensational Alhambra views.
June in Bordeaux was a delight. We had a full agenda every week and we experienced a great deal of … Continue reading Adieu Bordeaux
A town named after a saint that was never canonized. A church carved in to one large rock. Wine stores on every corner and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Wow! Saint-Émilion!
We have arrived in Bordeaux, the world’s major wine industry capital. This first week we thought we would concentrate on the many outstanding churches in Bordeaux.
Next week……the Bordeaux Wine Festival!
Paperwork is finalized! We are now official. Yeah!! And we managed our first hair cut! A successful week! Now we can start to branch out across Spain. Plans are already in motion. Things are about to get more exciting.