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Gallery: Granada, Spain

SPAIN | Thursday, 29 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Colleen Finn
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The sweet (and not so sweet) smells of Morocco...

MOROCCO | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Views [10938]

Since Rabat is our last stop before we head back to European soil, I thought I should write one last time on Morocco. I could use this entry to pay homage to the beautiful monuments or palaces we've visited, or blather on a bit more about the marketplaces ... Read more >

Tags: cultural observations, sightseeing

In praise of modern highways...

MOROCCO | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [1813]

As we travel through Morocco to each destination, the cities get more and more modern. We finally traded the old, two-lane highway that we traveled all the way from Tangier to Marrakesh for a modern highway as we headed north to Casablanca and Rabat.... Read more >

Tags: adventures, sightseeing

From Marrakesh to Rabat...

MOROCCO | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [2578]

From Fez, we traveled through the High Atlas mountains on a two-lane, two-way highway to reach the city of Marrakesh. Once again, the terrain of this part of the Moroccan countryside could be likened to the high desert terrain of Eastern Washington..... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

On Moroccan food and the blessings of all the saints...

MOROCCO | Sunday, 25 Jun 2006 | Views [7886]

The food here in Morocco is unique and delicious, although I have to admit that I haven't been daring enough to try the variety offered by the souks (sticking to restaurants...hoping that might be safer?). The national drink here is 'Moroccan whiskey,' ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, food & eating, sightseeing

Morocco bound...

MOROCCO | Saturday, 24 Jun 2006 | Views [3195]

After a 3-hr ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar and a 6-hr drive through Moroccan countryside, we've arrived in the city of Fez, Morocco's oldest Imperial city. The ferry ride was an experience in itself, not least because of a 2-hr delay for goodness-... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing

Gallery: Morocco

MOROCCO | Saturday, 24 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Colleen Finn
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Gallery: Seville, Spain

SPAIN | Tuesday, 20 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Colleen Finn
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On the road again...

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 20 Jun 2006 | Views [797]

As I write this particular entry, we are on our way from Lisbon, Portugal to Sevilla, Spain before we head down to Morocco. The Portuguese countryside is full of cork oaks and olive trees, as well as the traditional white stucco houses with a solid color ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing

On to Portugal...

PORTUGAL | Saturday, 17 Jun 2006 | Views [2609]

This is my first time in Portugal and I'm really enjoying it. The country is a bit more "behind the times" when compared to Spain, but this makes no impact whatsoever on the richness of the architecture, history, or culture. Like Salamanca, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

The Salamanca frog...

SPAIN | Saturday, 10 Jun 2006 | Views [7533]

The last time I was in Madrid I saw most of the city because train and bus service had closed down due to the 3/11 train bombing, which made trips outside of the city impossible unless you had a car. Nevertheless, since this was the first time my Australian ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Avila and Salamanca, Spain

SPAIN | Saturday, 10 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Colleen Finn
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Gallery: Madrid, Spain

SPAIN | Tuesday, 6 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Colleen Finn
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Traveling is not for everyone...

SPAIN | Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 | Views [1043]

Traveling is definitely not for everyone. I can understand why some people are not keen on the idea of travel when it involves painfully long queues at airports and security checkpoints, and odds in favor of something going wrong, whether it be a delayed ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing

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