The Amazing Modernist Architecture of Barcelona, Spain

A movement swept through this city in the period between 1890 and 1920 and it resulted in dozens of incredible structures being erected all throughout this most unique European city. To wander the streets of Barcelona is to be stunned again and again by incredible feats of artistry in brick, mortar, stone and iron. Here […]

Shopping, mailing, heart attack in Spain

OK so we fall victim sometimes (but not often) to the horrible expenses and heart attacks which follow a shopping escapade in Europe. Now we have to send the items we bought back to our shop in Sarasota. In we go to a small post office in a small town outside of Barcelona. After half […]

Japanese Tapas in Barcelona

IMG_0154 Just click on the link above. Jenean is enjoying her Japanese Tapas! Our first night in Barcelona as we wait for our clients to arrive tomorrow was spent right next door to our hotel, the “Five Rooms” just north of the famous Ramblas district. It was raining. We were tired. Jenean is on a […]

Next Adventure Starts June 1

Our next trip will start with Art and Carol Casement arriving on June 1st at Barcelona’s airport. We’ll be staying two nights in the heart of Barcelona, which by the way has Europe’s largest contiguous medieval quarter plus fantastic architecture and nightlife. We’ll then travel north to Carcasonne, France (our second visit in as many […]

You’ll Find Us Relaxing at Arianella de Can Coral, Spain

When we finish a long tour and before we begin another we like to find a place where we can feel at home and just totally chill out. We have such chill out places in Ireland, Italy, France, Germany and Portugal. Now we have found such a place high in the hills above the Mediterranean, […]

Scenes on the way across Spain

We’re driving our VW van across the REAL Big Sky Country (apologies to the state of Montana) on our way from Portugal to Barcelona, Spain where we’ll meet our next guests on June 1. Along the way, we’re treated to panoramic views, seemingly endless stretches of farmland, hundreds of wind turbines (Spain leads Europe in […]

From Prague to Lisbon

We just left Betty and Bob at the Lisbon airport and are now preparing for our next guests, Art and Carol, whom we’ll meet in Barcelona. We have six days to get there. What are we going to do? Explore new places in Portugal and Spain to get ready for 2012’s adventurers. We’re also looking […]

Scenes from the Duoro River Valley, Portugal

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