Burgos: home of the tomb of reconquista hero
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Burgos…Bus, bath and bed (in that order)

Burgos: home of the tomb of reconquista hero El Cid, staging ground for Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War and apparently the rudest geriatrics on the planet. Without much to regale you, dear reader, on our time in Burgos – we slept, ate morcilla (blood sausage), saw a wooden …

Spanish Tapas
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Would you like a drink with your tapas?

View from inside the Alhambra. If only we had the place to ourselves. The walls of Bodega la Antigualla heave with all kinds of medieval, touristy shtick, from Knights Templar-emblazoned shields and lampshades, to metal breastbones and forearm armour. A far better indicator of this bar’s quality is that it’s …

Traveling to Lake Bled
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Lake Bled: How’s the serenity?

Salzburg was added to our itinerary quite late in the planning process. Originally, we pencilled in the capital of kitsch for three nights – after visiting Salzburg two years ago, I figured anything more would be a waste of time – but one night in Salzburg was later sacrificed for …

Whether travelers are exploring the castles of Bavaria or sightseeing around the capital of Berlin, they will be met with an almost unending array of culinary delights to try out
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Top 5 don’t-miss culinary delights around German

Whether travelers are exploring the castles of Bavaria or sightseeing around the capital of Berlin, they will be met with an almost unending array of culinary delights to try out. While visitors should try as much as they can during their travels, these five German dishes should definitely not be …

Long long ago we had these very nice travel aids called maps.
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A Map, a Map, My Kingdom for a Map

Long long ago we had these very nice travel aids called maps. They were printed on paper, folded like origami but you could unfold them to see towns, roads, rivers and other landmarks. Because they showed lots of land — often a full state – it was always possible to …

Vincent van Gogh is my favorite painter.  I love his paintings especially the ones he produced while in the south of France
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If you love Van Gogh, don’t miss this museum

Vincent van Gogh is my favorite painter.  I love his paintings especially the ones he produced while in the south of France. I love the vivid colors and the heavy, thick brushwork he used in these particular works. One of the reasons for my trip to the Netherlands was to visit …