Magical Madrid

Madrid is truly memorable because of the people I met and the experiences shared along the way.  The reason we travel is not just about the places but it is about the people.  Only so much can be learnt from a guidebook, such as the history of a country.  To know a city more intimately, it is best to talk to those who know it best. The people. Continue reading “Magical Madrid”

Realeza Española

With stunning architecture, beautifully crafted gardens, a visit to Sevilla in the south of Spain is not complete without a royal palace tour.  Real Alcázar, is the oldest royal residential complex in Europe.  Walking through the grounds it is easy to see how the palace is the most beautiful with a mix of Muslim, Arabic, Gothic and Spanish architectural influences and design.

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The Frog Legend

This week we are going to play a game called “find the frog” or in Spanish “Rana de Suerte” which means Lucky Frog. A game that tourists and students are drawn into when they visit the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.  Legend says that if one can find the frog hidden in beautiful stone carvings on the university building’s facade then that person will have good luck, find true love or marry within a year.

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Basque Jewels

From panoramic Swiss-like views to celebrity spotting, San Sebastian has something for everyone.  So close your eyes and open your ears and other senses.  The sound of waves crash against the seawall.  A gentle spray of water hits your face and you can taste the salty Atlantic Ocean on your lips. Continue reading “Basque Jewels”