No, me neither. Until Magellan saw them on TV in Barcelona we had no idea what castells were. On Saturday morning a few days later, we were in Poboleda, a small town in Priorat, at its annual wine festival that Magellan had read about online when we were planning our trip. “Hey, look at this,” […]
During trips in the fall of 2013 and 2014, Spain became our favourite country in Europe - friendly people; some of the world's best restaurants; and great hiking and art galleries.
After years of driving, I got my first speeding ticket, sort of, while driving in France. We’ve driven extensively in Europe and we’ve noticed that speeding enforcement in France and Spain has made driving safer, predictable and enjoyable, particularly for a foreigner on vacation.
Seductive. Romantic. Alluring. That’s how Sevilla is described in every guidebook. And it’s true. For a week, this fascinating city kept Magellan and I and our friends Pat and Dallas under her charismatic spell. The Alcázar. The Cathedral. A flamenco concert. Triana’s market, ceramics and nightlife. The Antiqvarivm de Sevilla. We expected to love all […]
“How long have you been here?” Magellan asked a couple at the adjacent table at dinner during our second night at a small hotel in Spain. “We arrived mid-afternoon,” said Marc. “How did you get in?” Magellan asked. “We’ve been coming here for years and we’re in the system. Cristina programs our arrival and I […]