Tag Archives: Spain

Casa Batllo

Odd. Very very odd. I don’t know what was in the cigarettes being smoked in Catalonia around the turn of the 1900’s, or just how strong the mushrooms were, but there are clear signs of madness in the works of … Continue reading

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A vertical garden

I first saw this a few years ago and was intrigued at the time but then forgot about it, being elderly. I’ve since seen it a few times, it being in my favourite part of Madrid and the last time, … Continue reading

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El Mezquita de Cordoba

After the scandal caused by my celery post (no, dont worry, it wasn’t visible to most) I have decided today to return to safer ground. A visit to a new city is always fascinating for me and so a trip to … Continue reading

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It’s such a beautiful horizon

Any trip to Barcelona means at least a line or two from the song of the same name beautifully sang by Zanzibar’s most famous export and Montserrat Caballe. A city I was revisiting after many years, Las Ramblas was where … Continue reading

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The Alhambra.

The city of Granada is a wonderful place. A temperate climate all year round although with a mountain range for skiing visible from the city, great tapas, cheap beer and many bars that stay open until the last person falls. … Continue reading

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Barrio de Las Letras

I was never a huge fan of Spain, I had visited a few times, my eldest daughter actually began her nine month journey from nothing to human there, but there wasn’t anything really that attracted me to it. Four years … Continue reading

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I don’t “do” art but …

But the painting known as Guernica is something to be seen. I had a few hours to kill before yet more beer in Madrid so I popped across to the Queen Sofia National Museum and headed for the Picasso exhibition. … Continue reading

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Will I ever learn?

In the nicest possible sense, I’ve been around a bit. I’ve travelled far more than I ever dreamed would have been possible as a young kid and I’ve seen some incredible things over the years. One thing that I really … Continue reading

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Jerez de la Frontera

With almost no Spanish, certainly not enough to be of any use, I decided to head to this wonderful little Andulucian city for a bit of work and lots of play. The best way to see a city is with … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences

In my quest to be a pilot I´ve done quite a bit of research, one very important criteria is obviously price. I think it was Sir Richard Branson who said “Its easy to make a small fortune in aviation. You … Continue reading

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