Sevilla, Spain – 5 months ago…

My fondest memories of Spain are from the time spent in the Andalucia region, and it all started in its capital – Sevilla. We took a cheap flight down from Barcelona [YAY – Vueling!], hopped on the bus to the Santa Justa Station, then took another bus to the city center. For our short stint […]

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See Montserrat: Visiting the Mountain Monastery

The mountain monastery in Montserrat (officially Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey) is one of the most important religious retreats in Catalonia. People come from far and wide to see the statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, who is one of Europe’s black Madonnas. Situated about 30 miles west of Barcelona and accessible by bus, train, […]

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Date with Salvador Dali

Some time in early June, I went on a date with Salvador Dali. Okay, I lie. It wasn’t a date, and it wasn’t just the two of us. Sister and I visited the towns of Figueres and Cadaques, where Salvador Dali¬≠ spent some of his life and where museums in his honor now remain. [1] […]

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Gaudi’s Barcelona

Oh, Barcelona! Perhaps my expectations of you were a little high. Everyone we’d spoken to before the trip had raved on and on about you. While you didn’t really disappoint, it just wasn’t as life-changing as I had imagined it would be. That, and after spending several days there, my wallet was already feeling the […]

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