Monthly Archives: October 2012

No Frankenstorms in Barcelona

My first hint of this super giant “Frankenstorm” came at my doctor’s office on Friday.  The woman at the reception desk told me to stay dry and I just thought she meant it was going to rain this weekend.  I … Continue reading

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Everyday is Gaudí Day

Antoni Gaudí’s work is everywhere in Barcelona.  We were lucky to have a great view of Casa Milà (La Pedrera) from our balcony and just two blocks south of us stood Casa Batlló.  On my family’s first full day in … Continue reading

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Easy Does It: Arrival Day

We had the best weather for our family holiday in Spain and Portugal, and that included the day my parents arrived in Barcelona to meet up with us.  Since my family doesn’t speak a lick of Spanish and to put … Continue reading

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Bon Dia Catalunya

Catalunya or Catalonia or Cataluña?  I’m going with Catalunya for the next few posts in honor of the beautiful language Catalan (or I guess I should say Català) even though I can only say a few things in Catalan.  Spanish … Continue reading

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How Many Trains to Spain?

And then…. we were off to Spain.  Unlike the “easy travel day” I had going from Tuscany to the French Riviera, I knew this was a loooooooong day.  And since I knew I’d be immobile for 8+ hours, I definitely … Continue reading

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Artsy Day in Nice

The sun wasn’t up yet, but I could tell that it was going to be another beautiful day and I couldn’t wait to get outside.  I told Kevin how much I loved my morning jog the day before so he … Continue reading

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Bonjour Côte d’Azur

If asked, I’d say I’m more of a mountain person than a beach person.  I’ve had my share of beach holidays for sure- Jamaica, Maui, Aruba, Phu Quoc, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Bali, and so on.  On my first trip … Continue reading

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