Tag Archives: Spain

Our Five Favorite Walks — Number Four: Madrid

We spent a week in Portugal in May of 2010 and on a sunny Sunday morning we flew from Lisbon to Madrid to begin the next step in our journey, a two-week vacation in Spain. It took a while to … Continue reading

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We Travel to Meet People

There are three types of people we usually meet when we travel. First of all, there are the locals. In our case, these are usually hotel and restaurant employees and bus drivers and taxi drivers. Oh, and vendors and retail … Continue reading

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Avila to Madrid – Day Six of our Road-trip

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We planned to visit the Valley of the Fallen on Tuesday morning, May 25, 2010, but it was closed; so we drove straight to Madrid’s Barajas airport, returned the car, checked into our hotel and then rode on the subway … Continue reading

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Avila — Day Five of our Six-day Road-trip

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On Monday, May 24, 2010 we drove from Salamanca eastward to the walled city of Avila. No problem driving up to the city’s wall and our hotel was just inside the wall. But it still took us an hour and … Continue reading

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Salamanca – Day Four of our Road-trip

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On Sunday, May 23rd, we left Zamora and drove south for about an hour to Salamanca, home of Spain’s oldest university. Our hotel was about a block from the Puente Romano, an ancient Roman bridge over the Rio Tormes to … Continue reading

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Zamora – Day Three of our Six-Day Road-trip

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On Saturday, May 22, 2010 we drove from Benavente to Zamora. It was a pleasant hour-long drive through several small but picturesque villages that had one thing in common: they all looked deserted! Don’t know where the people go on … Continue reading

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Valladolid and Benavente — Day Two of our Six-Day Road-trip through Leon-Castille

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Our Valladolid hotel was supposedly just 5 minutes from the city limits but we decided to drive back to the old part of town and walk around for awhile. Then it took us an hour and a half to find … Continue reading

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