Posts tagged ‘spain’

July 6, 2010

Spain Wrap-up

There’s so much more to tell about Spain, and I’m already two weeks into the inevitable memory fade that happens after even the most wonderful vacations!  I did write a few quick posts from my phone in JFK, but the stupid wi-fi network there ate them somehow.  (When I find the little gnome that keeps doing this to me…let’s just say he’d better watch his pint-sized back.)  So for posterity’s sake, here is a brief Spain wrap-up, in my favorite form – the LIST.

General highlights of the trip:

  • Bike tour through the Penedes wine region, and the rosé cava we sampled there, via large pours that cannot technically be called a “tasting” because that connotes merely a few sips in the glass
  • The Gaudi architecture in Barcelona surpassed my expectations
  • Everything about Hotel Esplendido in Sollier, Mallorca – the pools, views, massage, food, staff…
  • The Alhambra in Granada
  • Mosaics and tile everywhere – Barcelona, Granada, Seville…
  • Getting lost in Seville (and the accompanying relief when we found our hotel each night)
  • Stumbling upon a soccer rally in San Sebastian for their local team

Food highlights:

  • Tapas and eating late
  • Jambon everything – sandwiches, croquetas, even by itself
  • Tomato bread (essentially fresh tomatoes rubbed onto bread)
  • Our picnic in Parc Guell
  • Churros dipped in hot chocolate
  • Sangria at Hotel Espendido on Mallorca
  • Thxoli wine in San Sebastian
  • Dinners at Pla and Bar Mut in Barcelona

And finally, the photos:

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June 14, 2010

Poor Adam

Adam had to celebrate his birthday away from his friends, poor thing. Fortunately he was consoled by sangria and views like this.

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June 14, 2010

Ahhh, Mallorca

After the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, Mallorca provided welcome serentity in the form of massages, poolside bar service and views like these.

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June 9, 2010

A Good Stand-in for Cooking

Oh how I love a food market. This is the one off the Ramblas in Barcelona. This fruit juice was one of about 100 varieties available.

June 9, 2010

Spain photos, coming right up

I’m taking advantage of some free time and amazing wireless access to share photos from the trip thus far. I’m going to break it up into a few posts because I tried to upload 8 at once and think I broke the internet. We do miss you all…some.

Here is the incredible Casa Mila. I couldn’t get enough Gaudi architecture in Barcelona.

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June 1, 2010

Travel Essentials

If you know me well, you know I don’t travel without these.

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