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Alcalá de Henares

Thursday, 12 Jan 2023 | Views [34]

 ALCALÁ DE HENARES IS 560 KM from Málaga and 30° cooler. It’s also a World Heritage site, birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes and, most important, only 30-minutes from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport. We will be ... Read more >


Time for Málaga

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2023 | Views [37]

THE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS WERE STILL UP on Calle Marqués de Larios, turning Malaga’s oh-so-classy pedestrian mall into a magic fairyland. And it was just as beautiful in daylight. Our AirBnB was right in the heart of it all. It turned out ... Read more >


Photos: Málaga and Alcalá de Henares

Monday, 9 Jan 2023 | Photo Gallery


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Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba

Friday, 6 Jan 2023 | Views [31]

CÓRDOBA, ONCE ROMAN AND LATER VISIGOTH, came into its own in the 8 th Century when the Umayyad Muslims made it the capital of Al-Andalus—Islamic Spain.  While the rest of Europe succumbed to the ignorance and superstition of the ... Read more >


Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos (Parade of the Three Kings)

Thursday, 5 Jan 2023 | Views [38]

SHOULD WE DRIVE OR TAKE THE BUS into Córdoba? that was the question. I even downloaded bus schedules and made a list of possible parking lots. In the end we decide to walk in—it’s only 3½ miles, mostly downhill—and take ... Read more >


Around Córdoba

Wednesday, 4 Jan 2023 | Views [28]

WITH PARKING BEING SO SCARCE and expensive, we decided to stay a bit outside of Córdoba’s historic center. Maria José’s exquisite AirBnB is one of the nicest yet, even if it’s too cold to use the pool. While she doesn’... Read more >


Photos: Córdoba

Monday, 2 Jan 2023 | Photo Gallery


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Happy New Year, Toledo!

Sunday, 1 Jan 2023 | Views [34]

JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS EVE IN MADRID, many of Toledo’s attractions closed at 1PM on the 31 st and will remain closed on New Years Day. We managed visit the Church of El Salvador before closing time. El Salvador has been in turn, Roman, perhaps ... Read more >


Returning to Toledo

Friday, 30 Dec 2022 | Views [27]

MY TIRED FEET WERE GLAD to say good-bye to Madrid—walking 6 to 8 miles on cobbles really took a toll. But they shouldn’t get their hopes up—Toledo may not have as many cobbles but the narrow streets and alleys are seldom flat! ... Read more >


Photos: Toledo for the New Year

Thursday, 29 Dec 2022 | Photo Gallery


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Christmas in Madrid

Sunday, 25 Dec 2022 | Views [31]

T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS . . . and Santa didn’t come! It wasn’t that Rudolph got lost or Santa couldn’t find us again or, heaven forbid, we were naughty, not nice! Saint Nick just doesn’t bring presents to good little ... Read more >


¡Bienvenida a Madrid!

Friday, 23 Dec 2022 | Views [31]

WE ARRIVED IN MADRID ON THE wrong side of Winter with cloudy skies and damp chill replacing the sunshine of Tenerife. To make matters worse we had to wake at four in the morning for our 6:30 flight, followed by a 30-minute bus ride into town and a kilometer ... Read more >


Photos: Christmas Holidays in Madrid

Thursday, 22 Dec 2022 | Photo Gallery


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Tenerife: You Win Some and You Lose Some

Monday, 19 Dec 2022 | Views [43]

AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, TENERIFE has some endemic bird species—why else would Connie be here? While some are unimpressive and easy to find, others require long drives to remote areas—sometimes twice.          ... Read more >


Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Orotava

Saturday, 17 Dec 2022 | Views [43]

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, so say the brochures, is “the most beautiful city you must go to in Tenerife.” On the other hand, they say that La Orotava is “a town you must visit in Tenerife.” With two weeks to spend and a car at ... Read more >


Tenerife, Canary Islands

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022 | Views [29]

FOR YEARS WE HAVE HEARD BRITS RAVE about their winter holidays in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. So after Hurricane Ian blew away our Florida plans, we thought we would give it a whirl. We were able to score an entire 4-seat row on the ... Read more >


Photos: Tenerife, Canary Islands

Thursday, 8 Dec 2022 | Photo Gallery


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