Tag Archives: Rick Steves

Our Walk through Barcelona’s Eixample District, Part One

It was the middle of the 19th century and Barcelona couldn’t breathe. The city got so big and so crowded and the people got so sick that the Queen in Madrid finally gave them permission to tear down the city’s … Continue reading

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Our Walk Down La Rambla

After lunch on Day # 2 in Barcelona we followed what Rick Steves in his Pocket Barcelona calls The Ramblas Ramble. It’s about a mile walk from Placa de Catalunya down La Rambla, Barcelona’s most popular street, to the waterfront.

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The Heart of Barcelona

It’s called The Placa de Catalunya (Spanish: Plaza de Cataluna; English: Catalonia Square) and we just had to choose a hotel that was within walking distance of this square. We stayed in Barcelona for a total of seven days and … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Researching Our Paris Trip

For me part of the enjoyment of travel is reading about our destination and planning our itinerary. I may start reading six or seven months before our trip and most always bring along a couple of books to read during … Continue reading

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London 2013: Our West End Walk

After visiting Covent Garden on our only Sunday in London we continued on our West End Walk, faithfully following the tour suggested by Rick Steves in his Pocket London Guide. The West End of London is really central London. Our … Continue reading

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London 2013: Covent Garden

On Sunday, September 29th,  we took the Tube to Leicester Square, the starting point for Rick Steves’ West End Walk. Leicester Square is famous for its movie theatres and film premieres. One of the three theatres on the square, The … Continue reading

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London 2013: The British Museum (Part Four) — Photographing the Elgin Marbles

I brought three lenses with me to London along with my Canon 60D DSLR. The Canon 24-105mm zoom lens is the one that’s usually on my camera and the one that I most often use during my travels. The 50mm … Continue reading

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