Monthly Archives: July 2015


Madrid to Barcelona Travel Day

Monday was our travel day back to Barcelona, where our trip began.  We had booked one night in Barceloneta (one of Barcelona’s five beaches on the Mediterranean Sea).  Since our return flight, on Tuesday, left […]

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Madrid Day 3 – El Buscon, Churros con chocolate, Retiro Park (take 2), and some random stuff

Last night for dinner we followed recommendations from Yelp (online rating and review service), which led us to El Buscon, about a 5 minute walk from here.  Like a lot of the restaurants in our […]

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Madrid Day 2 – Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, The Prado

Started our morning out with a 20 minute walk to the Royal Palace.   It was originally erected in the late 17th century and was patterned after Versailles in France.  It has 2800 rooms.  Although […]

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Madrid – Day 1 – Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market, El Parque Retiro

We traveled from Segovia to Madrid this morning by train (uneventful).  We arrived at the hotel by taxi at about 11 am but our room was ready for us, so that worked out well.  When […]

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Segovia – Meson de Candido

For our dinner is Segovia we choose Meson de Candido, which is famous for cochinallo asado (roast suckling pig), Segovia’s version of BBQ.   They are located just below the aqueduct.  The temperature in this […]

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Segovia – Alcazar, Aqueduct

Woke up early to transition from Seville to Segovia.  Our journey consisted of a taxi, train, taxi, train, taxi to get to our hotel in Segovia.  And our first train was at  7:45 am.  Everything […]

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Seville – Postscript

Seville is my new favorite city in Spain.  The people, the food, the walkability of the city, the sights and the history make this city special.  We had a wonderful time in Seville and made […]

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Seville – Day 4 Shopping

After about a week of great local food it was time for a change, so last night we found a highly-rated American restaurant in Seville (with the help of the Tripadvisor website).  And by American, […]

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Random Notes From Seville

Here are a few random photos from Seville that didn’t seem to fit anywhere else. McDonald’s looks pretty much the same in Seville as back home.  Although they do use automated touchscreen ordering (like Sheetz) […]

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Seville Day 3 – Plaza de Espana, Maria Louisa Park, Torre del Oro

This morning we made our way on foot through the streets of Seville to the Plaza de Espana and Maria Louisa Park.  They were built for the 1929 international fair.  The plaza is covered with […]

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