Spain

Country number:
4
Territory number:
5
“I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!”
George Orwell

Tales from Spain

Spain - Salamanca - A Spire at the End of Every Street- River of Gold 2

When we reach Spain, via a lengthy spectacular gorge, there is an extended day trip to Salamanca. Another university city, there are two cathedrals...
When we reach Spain, via a lengthy spectacular gorge, there is an extended day trip to Salamanca. Another university city, there are two cathedrals (connected) and a spire at the end of every street.
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Spain - Albir and Altea - A Spa Holiday

Albir is lovely. We stay on the edge of an urban seaside sprawl, but it is gentle and full of bars and restaurants...
Albir is lovely. We stay on the edge of an urban seaside sprawl, but it is gentle and full of bars and restaurants mainly frequented by the Spanish, Germans and Dutch
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Spain - Lanzarote - A Singles Holiday on the Playa Blanca

This is a singles holiday and I’m making the most of it, so it doesn’t really matter that the south of Lanzarote (Playa Blanca)...
This is a singles holiday and I’m making the most of it, so it doesn’t really matter that the south of Lanzarote (Playa Blanca) is a concrete jungle, with a very long paseo maritimo and a sprawl of hotels.
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Spain - A Weekend in Bilbao

I knew Bilbao was a port, I knew it was the centre of the Basque separatist movement and  latterly I knew about it because...
I knew Bilbao was a port, I knew it was the centre of the Basque separatist movement and  latterly I knew about it because of the new Guggenheim Museum. I adore Frank Gehry’s scaley monstrosities, so it was an ideal weekend trip.
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Spain - Barcelona - Miro, Picasso, Dali and, Above All, Gaudi

Above all, the amazing art of Barcelona - the Miro Foundation, the authenticity of the stone roomed Picasso Museum, the sheer bonkers-ness of Dali’s...
Above all, the amazing art of Barcelona - the Miro Foundation, the authenticity of the stone roomed Picasso Museum, the sheer bonkers-ness of Dali’s work, especially the house at Portlligat (a bus ride away) and of course, Antoni Gaudi.
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