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Some Thoughts on Traveling in Spain and Portugal

Filed under: Uncategorized — ljcollins @ 1:22 pm
  • If you have time for only one city, make it Barcelona. Two, add Lisbon.  Three, Seville.
  • Traveling by high-speed train is lovely and smooth, while traveling in a tour-bus has the advantage of interesting and knowledgeable commentary.
  • I long to have my mother’s health and stamina when I reach 82 — the woman walked for miles!
  • I love paying less for wine than for coffee.
  • But speaking of coffee, oh my word!  Café con leche: magnífico!
  • Apparently, lots of Europeans go to Spain for the long Easter holiday.  Who knew?
  • And speaking of Easter, processions are the name of the game.  Every city, every day.
  • And speaking of processions, do the Ku Klux Klan know they borrowed their costumes from medieval catholicism?  Oh, the irony.
  • Solar farms, wind turbines, motion sensor lights in public buildings, huge recycling bins. Smart.
  • I could get used to really nice hotels.
  • With extensive breakfast buffets.
  • And all the café con leche you can drink.


  1. Marvelous! I “almost” feel like I was there too! I’m so glad it was a great trip, and, yeah..the KKK irony is well appreciated on my end as well! Welcome home.

    For the record, I could get used to those things too, but I’ll settle for my own bed any day. I so wish I could bring it with me when I travel!

    Comment by episcopalifem — 04/12/2010 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  2. You covered a lot of territory in a short time- too much?

    Comment by richard kennedy — 04/12/2010 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

  3. If we can’t do the Blue Ridge road trip, I’d happily accompany you back to Spain! Or anywhere in western Europe. The coffee in Italy was pretty damned good too. 🙂

    Comment by PJ — 04/12/2010 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

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