SPAIN: Valencia – It’s not just about the oranges.

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
SPAIN: Valencia – It’s not just about the oranges.

I took the overnight bus from Granada, and came scraping into Valencia with very little sleep due to the rather bulky and ripe passenger next to me. I was blessed to arrive at a hostel that actually let me into my room at 8:00am(Unheard Of), after which I got some much needed sleep and woke […]

GRANADA: Home of the Alhambra

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
GRANADA: Home of the Alhambra

The Alhambra The Pomegranate – Symbol of Spain and Granada The Generalife – Summer Palace to the Alhambra THE SACROMONTE – Gypsy neighborhood and center of flamenco Chorrojumo – King of the Gypsies   CALLE DE LOS TRISTES – A favorite place for a stroll in Granada.   THE GATE OF SCALES – Anyone caught […]

SEVILLE – Home Of Flamenco

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
SEVILLE – Home Of Flamenco

I took the overnight bus from Lisbon, and pulled into Seville at 5:30am, found my way onto the metro, and got myself close to my hostel. Jumped in a cab, and rode the rest of the way. By the time I got to the hostel it was 6:30 so I wandered the neighborhood until a […]

PORTUGAL: Porto and Lisbon

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
PORTUGAL: Porto and Lisbon

                                                                     PORTO Porto, Portugal – Panorama With The Ponte De Luis I And The River Douro Porto is overall a nice city […]

SPAIN: Bilbao & Madrid

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 12 Comments
SPAIN: Bilbao & Madrid

                                                                    BILBAO Holy Bilbao: It’s The Guggenheim!                   Park Along The Ria De Bilbao […]

SPAIN: SAN SEBASTIAN – Basques In The Sun

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
SPAIN: SAN SEBASTIAN – Basques In The Sun

San Sebastian although picturesque and in the heart of Basque country doesn’t really hold a candle to Biarritz. I guess I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more France. The reason I started my travels in Southeast Asia is that I feared becoming bogged down in France, never managing to escape its gravitational […]

FRANCE: Biarritz – Seaside Splendor

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
FRANCE: Biarritz – Seaside Splendor

Biarritz is a welcome introduction to French seaside resort living. Scenic coastal walks, a beautiful beach, and a regal hotel on a hill. This elegant city by the sea is truly sublime. Just a minute from my hotel I sidled up to the beach and had my first of many delicious meals in Biarritz. Le […]