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Road Trip in Spain – The Long Drive Home

Turbulent weather across Spain and France makes a dramatic drive back to Nimes. Blue sky entering France. Advertisements

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Where to Buy Wine in Madrid? Lavinia

After more than a week in Spain drinking some great Spanish wines we thought it would be easy to stop somewhere and pick up some local product to take back to France. Only trouble was finding a wine store. Here … Continue reading

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Touring Madrid with Rick Steves

When it comes to guide books for the big European cities and sites, Rick Steves’ is by far the most entertaining. For the non-historian he offers the right blend of historical perspective, interesting tidbits and corny jokes. Included in his … Continue reading

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Road Trip in Spain – Marbella to Madrid

The window of good weather in our Marbella golfing paradise is over with temperatures dropping another 5 degrees and the chance of rain on the continual rise. Time to start the drive back to France.  We decide on a stop … Continue reading

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Road Trip in Spain – Dining and Sleeping in Marbella

For a small tourist city Marbella, population about 140,000, has an incredible number of good restaurants. Even in the off season when many restaurants are closed, wander the narrow streets of the old town and you’ll find a welcoming and … Continue reading

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Road Trip in Spain – Valencia to Marbella

Leaving Valencia mid Sunday morning, traffic was light as we crossed southern Spain to Marbella, a small coastal city west of Malaga. The 7 hour drive passes quickly with the ever changing rugged scenery of the Baetic Mountains. Although the … Continue reading

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Road Trip in Spain – True Valenciana Paella

When in Valencia you have do paella, the city’s emblematic dish that many foreigners think of as the national dish of Spain. In truth it’s a peasant dish born in the fields of Valencia to feed the farm workers. As … Continue reading

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