Posted by Pat on October 25, 2017 in Travel |

21 October 2017 Just 46 minutes and about 15€ southwest of Madrid by train is Sevilla. Our Hotel Doña Manuela is ideally located overlooking the northern end of the Jardin de Murillo and the Royal Alcázar. Its neighborhood of Santa Maria La Blanca offered a plethora of cafes and bars. Perfect! Sevilla is easy to […]

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Posted by Pat on October 23, 2017 in Travel |

19 October 2017 A 90-minute train from Madrid’s Atocha station takes me to the beautiful, historical city of Córdoba. Our hotel, La Boutique Puerta Osario, sits in a narrow, quiet street a few minutes from the train station. Most sights of interest lie within easy walking distance. Hotels still push paper maps; I have come […]

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Madrid and Toledo – Spain’s Temptations

Posted by Pat on October 20, 2017 in Travel |

15 October 2017 Spain has become one of my favorite countries, a temptation to return again and again. I lacked appreciation, too much a novice during my initial 1972 visit to Madrid and Barcelona. However, my return in 2016 left me with the desire to explore in more depth. Thus, once again, I sit enjoying […]

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Adventures Lead to Discoveries

Posted by Gabrielle on May 18, 2016 in Travel |

By Gabrielle Bremer – Through the Lens Photography Sorry, I haven’t posted a lot in the past month. I’m now caught up on school and the school year is coming to an end. I promise I will keep posting more Spain pictures. In the next few week I will be doing some travelling to North […]

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España – Gabrielle and Pat Wrapping It Up

Posted by Pat on April 12, 2016 in Travel |

Beginning 35,000 BC, Celtic, Phoenician, and Romans landed in their turn, by fifth century A.D. Vandals arrived from North Germany, Visigoths from Eastern Europe, and then the Moors out of Northern Africa. A millennium ago local kingdoms arose with El Cid, and by 1469 Isabel and Fernando, the Catholic Kings, ran out the last Moors, […]

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A Day in Toledo España 

Posted by Gabrielle on April 7, 2016 in Travel |

By Gabrielle Bremer – Through the Lens Photography Public transportation is stunning in Europe. Everything is fast, clean, and comfortable. It was only a 40-minute train ride to Toledo from Madrid. From the station, we walked into town. Up the huge hill, we sorta climbed, thank God for

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El Escorial España con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on April 5, 2016 in Travel |

3 April 2016 Our “driver” brought Little Polo around and points us in the right direction to exit Segovia. We almost drove to the hotel but those sharp turns, driving left to get right, one ways, and narrow streets that look like an alley waiting to rip a mirror off, cause the bravest driver to […]

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