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Trip: Spectacular Spain

There are [16] stories from my trip: Spectacular Spain


Photos: Madrid

SPAIN | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Museums, parks and palaces in central Madrid
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Madrid

SPAIN | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | Views [905]

I forced myself out of bed early to have plenty of time at the train station in case there was any drama with the tickets (you never know with my luck!) but, apart from the expense, there was no trouble getting a train ticket to Madrid. Seems ... Read more >

Tags: buen retiro park, crystal palace, madrid, prado museum, rene sofia gallery


Photos: Valencia

SPAIN | Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Valencia camera in hand
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Exploring Valencia

SPAIN | Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 | Views [550]

Another big day of walking, starting with a visit to La Lonja de la Seda, another UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the most stunning, most important and best preserved examples of Late Gothic architecture in entire Europe. After wandering ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, holy grail, la lonja, science museum, valencia


Photos: Welcome to Valencia

SPAIN | Saturday, 9 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Parades in Valencia
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Welcome to Valencia

SPAIN | Saturday, 9 Oct 2010 | Views [397]

Ah, slept in luxury! No drunken people coming home in the wee hours of the morning or rifling through their bags when packing to catch their flights at 5am. Pottered down to the train station and managed to navigate my way to the right train to ... Read more >

Tags: parades, valencia


Photos: Tarragona

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring the Roman ruins in Tarrragona
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Roman ruins of Tarragona

SPAIN | Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | Views [1362]

I managed to buy a ticket from Passeig de Gracia to Tarragona without too much trouble, but did get a bit worried when it seemed the train wasn’t making any stops and I thought we may be going straight to Valencia. Luckily it did stop in Tarragona on ... Read more >

Tags: amphitheater, roman ruins, tapas, tarragona


Photos: Last day in Barcelona

SPAIN | Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

A few more sights on my last day in Barcelona
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Last day in Barcelona

SPAIN | Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | Views [533]

I had planned to go to Sitges for a nicer beach experience, but decided instead to see more of the Le Ribera area. After all, with some of the best beaches in the world at home, it’s hard to find any better! Instead I headed out early to get in ... Read more >

Tags: la ribera, la sagrada familia, picasso, sangria, santa maria del mar


Photos: Walking Barcelona

SPAIN | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Tramping around the city with mates checking out Gaudi's architecture
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Walking tour of Barcelona

SPAIN | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [376]

Today I joined two German girls I'd met at the hostel, Liza & Stephi, for our own little walking tour up to La Sagrada Familia, the famous Gaudi designed church that is as yet to be finished and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Steph read ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, beach, gaudi, parc guell, tapas


Photos: Magical Montserrat

SPAIN | Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Climbing mountains and visiting churches - all in a day's work
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Montserrat Monastery

SPAIN | Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | Views [2798]

As the weather was meant to pack it in later in the week I decided to head out to see the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery while the sun was still around. Once again my nerdy research made the trip a lot easier, as I managed to catch the metro ... Read more >

Tags: black madonna statue, hiking, monastery, montserrat, sant jeroni


Photos: First day in Barcelona

SPAIN | Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Barcelona from top to bottom
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