Return to London

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!

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Sensational San Sebastián

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. 

Santiago de Compostela

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

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.

Granada

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. 

Nerja, Near the Sea

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.

Arcos de la Frontera

How does one get from Sevilla to Arcos de la Frontera without a car?  This was a question that kept me awake at night while I was in Northern California planning the trip. 

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