Europe Visit Seville in Southern Spain

Visit Seville in Southern Spain

Leaving the cave in Granada our next stop would be the city of Seville. My darling wife decided it would be fun for me to drive and since I agreed (while in Australia) I never contemplated the difficulty of driving on the other side of the road in a foreign city. Not only that, you …

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Advice How to retire early

How to retire early

You’ve heard and read all the hype about retiring. Most of us have been educated (or mislead) into thinking that we must have a million dollars in the bank before we can consider slowing down and enjoying life, but with the rapid rising cost of living, for most of us the dream of having a …

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Uncategorized Gaudi – art, life and death in Barcelona

Gaudi – art, life and death in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi name is most famous in relation to Sagrada Familia, he was a modernist architect that lived in Barcelona . We spent a couple days in Barcelona and our free walking tour guide Vera was so good, we signed up to her Gaudi tour and I learned a lot!! Modernist movement lasted from 1880s …

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Attractions Granada, Spain – World Heritage sight that must be seen

Granada, Spain – World Heritage sight that must be seen

When Elena mentioned that we’d be staying for a couple of nights in a cave house I didn’t know what to expect. I conjured up thoughts of animal skins, fire pits and finger paintings on the walls. Our train journey from Cordoba took us as far as Antequera before we were offloaded and waited for …

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Europe Cordoba, Spain – Cathedral and Mosque in the same building!

Cordoba, Spain – Cathedral and Mosque in the same building!

Leaving Madrid late in the afternoon it was only a short train journey to the city of Cordoba and we booked the hotel close to train station so it was easy to find. Cordoba Center is conveniently located 700m from train station and about 1.5 km from old city. It is a mid range hotel which we …

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Europe Madrid in one day – take a walking tour of Spain’s Capital City

Madrid in one day – take a walking tour of Spain’s Capital City

After spending a few days in Barcelona with Mercedes, we’re on to visit Spain’s capital city. We didn’t have long to spend in Madrid. There’s much for us to see on this trip, unfortunately Madrid was going to be just a day trip. There was no way we could really see everything we wanted to, so …

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Europe 2 little villages in Spain that you just have to visit

2 little villages in Spain that you just have to visit

Setenil de Las Bodegas The origins of this village are unknown. From the caves that house the local cafes and craft shops people speculate that there may well have been prehistoric man dwelling in the caves, yet there is no evidence that proves the theory. The day we visited, the cuisine at the cave bar/restaurant …

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Europe Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

After only 5 weeks of Spanish we are finally here….We’re in Barcelona baby! We’ve been here for just a couple of hours and we’ve been taken in by a local lady. I’ve had a shower and I’m already drinking a cerveza (beer). One of the best things we’ve done in the past was to create …

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Uncategorized 56 Useful Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveler Should Learn

56 Useful Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveler Should Learn

OMG – it’s not long before we fly off the Southern Spain. We’ve booked our tickets. Our bags are packed. We can’t wait to begin our journey to a Spanish-speaking country. Now there’s a simple thing we can do that can have a BIG impact on our trip. Learn some Spanish! So I signed up for Spanish classes and as …

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Uncategorized New Discoveries – We were hacked!

New Discoveries – We were hacked!

To all who have been following our Blogs, We received notice that our website had been hacked. Should you be browsing our site and discover anything that looks our of character with our blogs please contact us. Your vigilance is appreciated.  

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