A Glimpse of Madrid

October 16, 2016 by  
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Welcome to Madrid, Spain. Did you know the official symbol of Madrid is a bear and a strawberry tree? Bear and the Strawberry Tree (I didn’t know the significance of it…but when we saw people lining up to take a photo with this statue we did too! And then did some research to learn about […]

Granada, Spain

May 28, 2015 by  
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We knew that bringing our car into the centre of Granada was going to cause problems (one way streets, no traffic allowed areas, etc.) so we made detailed notes about using the ring road to get to the eastern part of the city and then to our hotel. With our notes and the excellent directions […]

La Mancha

May 6, 2013 by  
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“To dream the impossible dream. To fight the unbeatable foe” Those lyrics from the musical  Man of La Mancha float through our rented car as we drive highway A4 south from Madrid, Spain. What could be more perfect as we are in the autonomous region of Castitle-La Mancha…the very region that was Don Quixote’s stomping grounds. As […]

Three Unusual Tourist-Friendly Cities in Europe

January 15, 2013 by  
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When traveling a trip to Europe, certain countries naturally suggest themselves to your itinerary Everyone wants to visit the usual places; Italy, Spain, France, England, Holland and the Czech Republic. All of the aforementioned have a city, tourist attraction or night life that is tempting to any possible tourist. However, if you limit yourself to […]