Today was our final full day in Spain, so we checked out of our wonderful apartment, bid Jaun a fond farewell, and drove down to the Costa del Sol to Nerja. This was a town with a sea view we had dreamed about, and we had read about paella on the beach in Nerja at a beach shack called Ayo's. …Continue
Added by Susan Umberger on September 21, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Today we took off on a lengthy journey, but one we really wanted to do regardless of the weather. We went to Ronda, Spain's home of bullfighting and the town which is split by lovely bridges over a steep gorge. It is indeed on of the loveliest towns we saw, even in gray weather. The old town has a charm unlike any other, and the parks and outlooks, as well as the hikes, were soooo much fun! We drove into town and parked in a lot that was well marked, with signage easy to understand about…Continue
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Today proved to be the first day of a rainy weekend--it forced us to cancel our room in Gibraltar and reschedule our plans. We were a little disappointed, but knew there was so much to see closer to home. And the day began with sunshine, as you will see. The next day, Sunday, was our planned trip to Ronda. We ended up doing that on Monday the 12th--it just would not quit raining once it started! Oh well, it's still vacation!
Today we visited Alcala la Real, which was highly…Continue
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We purchased tickets online for the Alhambra, although we could easily have purchased them on our prior day in Granada www.alhambradegranada.org/en/ ;. But we wanted to arrive early and chose that time block and we had an early palace tour. What gardens! What beauty! What views! We drove there, parked in the main parking lot adjacent to the ticket office and…Continue
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So, I was not meant to be a blogger.
It is 4 years after the trip. But I still have great memories. This was the only city in which we stayed in a hotel because we were only going to be there 2 days. We stayed near the Porta Nuova train station to make getting to Rome next easier.
Turin has a terrible reputation with travelers, so I was very pleasantly surprised when we got there. The bus we took from the airport drove through some neighborhoods that would uphold the…Continue
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