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Granada and (almost) the Alhambra
I spent 5 days in Granada, Andalucía, Spain.  I have to say that I found the city to be beautiful, fun, unique, and full of history.  Tourist flock to Granada in the Spring...
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Day trips to Toledo and Segovia
Toledo Planning stop-overs in every interesting town and village was not going to work.  Slowly, painfully, it occurred to me that I had to give up that idea.  What I needed...
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madrid Flea Market
Madrid and the suburbs
Madrid.  Capital of the Kingdom of Spain.  The largest city in Spain, with Barcelona a close second.  In spite of their sizes, Madrid is very different from Barcelona. ...
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Roman Aqueduct Segovia
Things I forgot I knew
Here are a few things I now remember. 1.  Learn the language.  Many years ago, I was chatting with Lieutenant in the Thai Air Force.  She mentioned a certain fruit, the...
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Adjusting to the rhythm
After 6 weeks in Spain, I have not yet synced to Spanish lifestyle.  I haven’t adopted the rhythm of life.  I wake up and there is not much going on:  a few folks prepping...
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Zaragosa!  Sitting west of Barcelona and west of Madrid, Zaragosa is flat and hot – well, hot when I was there; but no one else seemed to mind, so maybe it’s just plain hot. ...
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