Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spain, Andalucia


Photo 1: Granada, photo 2: Toledo
Just back from a trip to Spain. The best 2 weeks! I have been to Granada, Jaen and mountains around it, Seville, Madrid, and Toledo. I gained more weigh than I care to discuss; but it was so worth it. Saw many friends which is always the highlight of everything. In Granada, I had a chance to see Allambra again. My favorite place there. The best tapas are here and they are always free with your drink. The second one is always better than the first, so make sure you order more than one drink in each place. I even got tapas one time I had a lemon Fanta at El Corte Ingles (great department store all over Spain.) While in Jaen, we traveled to Carzola and other villages on the mountains. We stayed in a Parador Hotel. These are hotels around Spain that are in the most incredible places. They are the best. We took incredible walks with great friends. In Seville, we rode the subway, which I had not done before. Husband has this thing that he has ridden the subway in every city he has been. This is no small thing. The man travels overseas every month of the year. Madrid, I saw the Prado Museum for the first time. One word. WOW! If you are from the EU, check out the days you can go in for free. If you are from across the Pond like me, you can get in for free after 6:00PM; but they close at 8:00 PM. This Museum would require days to see it properly. I also visited Toledo by recommendation of our son that said it was worth it. Toledo is a 1/2 hour train trip from Sta Justa station in Madrid. It rained all day; but we loved it. Good taste is genetic! Thanks Du. Going to Spain? Do the google thing and check out this bit of information.

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