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La Roca Village Outlets

The route back to BCN from Carcassone, France involved a retail side trip.  We crossed the border again without ceremony. Before long, we were already exiting towards Santa Agnes De Malanyanes.  The retail bugs were getting anxious as we spotted the big Mango and Adidas warehouses across […]

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Bilbao – Vizcaya, Spain

Bilbao was a dying city back in the 1970s.  Once prominent in steel production, shipping and banking, it became saddled in economic crisis. Population was dwindling as the young opted to find jobs elsewhere. A new plan was devised towards its journey of rebirth.  Old industrial […]

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Pamplona sans the Bulls! Navarra, Spain

Our next Pitstop en-route to San Sebastian was Pamplona. Famous for its annual “encierros” , better known as the ghastly, exhilarating, horrific, adrenaline-pumping  “Running of the Bulls” Festival supposedly dedicated to San Fermin held every 7th -14th of July.  Hmmmm!  Close to my son’s birthday […]

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Hola Barcelona! Day 1

Long flights to Europe are always a hassle.  Counting the hours and calculating how many more movies I can watch makes it even more cumbersome.  Then again, I find it difficult to sleep – too excited and concerned with the kids. After 22 hours of total travel […]

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Festive, Eccentric, Delicious Barcelona

Barcelona is on the biting edge of architecture, food, fashion, style, music and good times. The art, with significant collections by Picasso and Miró, is provocative; and the buildings, many by the eccentric genius Gaudí, are mind blowing. One can never get enough of the […]

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The Art of Leisure in Madrid

This excerpt from Lonely Planet nails our sentiments down on Madrid. We barely had a week there, but thanks to friends and good tips, we enjoyed almost every bullet point about the city outlined below. An Artistic City Few cities can boast an artistic pedigree […]

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