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Month: June 2017

Days 9 and 10- Belmonte Castle, Sierra Nevadas, Almagruz Cuevas and Alicante

Days 9 and 10- Belmonte Castle, Sierra Nevadas, Almagruz Cuevas and Alicante

Before we left the hotel (which had memory foam beds! hallelujah! haha) we let Norah go for a quick swim. Swimming has been-by far- the highlight of her trip. Kegan tried to get rid of his Irish farmer’s tan. You can see the Belmonte castle from the hotel pool This castle is in such good shape because it was never finished and therefore never attacked or used as a stronghold. Construction began in the late 1400s. That’s the exterior walls…

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Day 8-Prades Mountains and Belmonte

Day 8-Prades Mountains and Belmonte

We left Barcelona area after stopping at a bakery for breakfast, headed out to the mountains for a lengthy drive.  I wanted to get a good snapshot of Spain this trip, just getting the major highlights of all the various areas. We originally planned for 3 weeks, but that was before I started a remote support position full time and before I had tons of summer gardening/work to do in Ireland…so we decided to shorten it to 11 days. That…

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Days 6 and 7- Figueres, Montserrat and Barcelona

Days 6 and 7- Figueres, Montserrat and Barcelona

Today we headed towards the town of Figueres, the hometown of artist Salvador Dalí. In town is the home he built and where he died and is buried underneath the stage area of the old theatre that was converted into the museum house. I was pretty excited about this. This is the largest collection of Dalí works anywhere in the world, the second largest being in St. Petersburg, Florida and I’ve been 3 different times- twice in the old museum…

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Days 4 and 5-Burgos, La Picas de Europa, Pamplona and Borja

Days 4 and 5-Burgos, La Picas de Europa, Pamplona and Borja

We headed out towards the town of Burgos early in the morning since it was almost 3 hours away. We decided to head out to the furthest place away and backtrack through what we could get through by the end of the day. Burgos has a huge cathedral that I wanted to see. You can’t throw a rock in Spain without hitting a church but some of these city cathedrals are just amazing feats of engineering and so pretty. We…

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Day 3-Las Medulas and Asturias 

Day 3-Las Medulas and Asturias 

Today, we woke up so hungry we could eat a horse! (No, literally… we ate horse.) ha Turns out they sell horse meat in Spain… and when we stopped to get gas and food, of course we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try it. I was really not sure about it…but was actually really good…. but super greasy. I probably won’t miss ever having it again… I always love trying all the new snacks.. these chocolate balls tasted like…

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