If you've been following our travels, Matt and I returned from Spain February 13, to London where we were lucky to spend more time with our daughter and family. Our three weeks in London were packed with fun!
Beautiful San Sebastián looks down on the crescent shaped Concha Bay. From Monte Urgull near the Old Town to Monte Igueldo and the funicular, you are surrounded with people-watching opportunities, and a gorgeous view.
In the spirit of the pilgrim’s quest, although without all the hiking, we set off for the mecca of Santiago de Compostela. It was exciting to be in this city where so many seekers end their 500 mile walk on the Camino de Santiago.
Salamanca is the home of Spain’s oldest university dating from around 1230. It’s the fourth oldest university in Europe. The whispers of the poets, scholars, and philosophers through the centuries can still be heard as you walk the streets of this Unesco Heritage treasure of a city.
Exciting travel connections were negotiated to get from Granada in the south to Segovia, 30 minutes north of Madrid.
From the bus, on the road north from Nerja to Granada, the landscape began to look much different. We were ascending in elevation into a bowl surrounded by snowy peaks. Below us was a grand and sweeping river.
Spain is popular with expats, and the sunny coast is a big reason why. So, on an overview tour of Spain, we decided to visit Nerja as our first coastal destination.