December 29, 2005

Barcelona - Backpacker Blues

Since we got to our hostel at around 2 am last night we were pretty wiped. As we walked from the bus stop to the hostel on Las Ramblas there were guys selling cans of beer through... continue reading

December 30, 2005

Barcelona - Olympic Stadium and Montjuic Park

We began our tour today in the Barri Gotic and La Ribera districts. Along the way we came upon the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar so we popped our heads in. We were pleasantly s... continue reading

December 31, 2005

Barcelona - Happy New Year!

Today started with a walk to the train station. We've read that booking your train travel 1 day ahead is vital in Spain so we though we'd get that done and see more of the city in... continue reading

January 1, 2006

Barcelona - New Years Resolution: Keep Traveling

Wow, where did 2005 go? It feels like we just started this trip, but our one year mark is approaching soon. We don't even have a clue as to the top headlines, movies, or songs for ... continue reading

January 2, 2006

Granada - Ningún Sueño Ayer Por La Noche

As budget travelers we opted for the standard seats for our overnight train last night instead of a sleeper. As expected, we didn't get any sleep last night. The crying baby, the m... continue reading

January 3, 2006

Granada - Alhambra

The main tourist attraction in Granada is the Alhambra and this was our destination today. The Alhambra is an area of outstanding Islamic art and architecture. The palace, patios a... continue reading

January 4, 2006

Ronda - El Tajo

The train ride to Ronda got us into town mid afternoon. We followed the Centro Ciudad signs hesitantly but made it to the town center in 10 minutes. We started looking for a room r... continue reading

January 5, 2006

Ronda - Día De Tres Reyes

First off: Happy Birthday Jason Our day began today with a visit to the Museo Taurino (bullfighting museum) which is inside the Plaza de Toros. The Plaza de Toros was built in 1... continue reading

January 21, 2006

Seville - touring Seville

Tina felt sort of sick so we sat at the Plaza de Espana among the tiled fountains and canals and soaked up the sun. We continued to walk around the city taking in t... continue reading

January 22, 2006

Seville - Flamenco and Tapas

We climbed the 33 flights in the cathedral for a fantastic view of the city. We also took advantage of a great day and walked along the river and watched kayakers and rowers sail b... continue reading

January 23, 2006

Sevilla to Merida - When does the sunrise here?

Off to Merida today to visit the largest city in Roman Spain and the ruins that were left behind. As our bus pulled away at 8 am the sun still hadn´t risen and didn´t until clos... continue reading

January 24, 2006

Merida - The Roman Ruin Tour

We started our tour at the Roman Theater and Amphitheater on this brisk morning. The theater was built in 15 BC and the amphitheater followed 7 years later. Both were great to lo... continue reading

February 3, 2006

Salamanca - Día Pausado

Today was a nice leisurely day walking through this university town. The town has some great architecture including two Cathedrals, the old one and the new one. The new one was bui... continue reading

February 4, 2006

Salamanca-Avila - Rolling on to Avila

We made our way via the bus from Salamanca to Avila today. There was a definite nip in the air and it looked like snow was on the way. Since we were only in town for one day we t... continue reading

February 5, 2006

Avila-Segovia - Football madness

It's football madness today. Not only is it Super Bowl Sunday back home but there is also a big football, aka soccer, game in Segovia. We don't know anything about the teams but ... continue reading

February 6, 2006

Segovia - Roman aqueducts

Today we woke up to a sunny, but brisk, morning. Since Segovia isn't that large of a city we decided to have a leisurely breakfast and then headed out to view the Roman aqueducts.... continue reading

February 7, 2006

Madrid - Viva Madrid!!

We arrived in Madrid after a really quick bus ride from Segovia. A lot of people add Segovia as a day trip from Madrid because it's so easy to reach. After figuring out where we... continue reading

February 8, 2006

Madrid - Thyssen Bornemisza Museum visit

Today we began our art tour. Madrid is known for its art museums so we were excited to see what they had to offer visitors. The top three are the Thyssen Bornemisza, El Prado and ... continue reading

February 9, 2006

Madrid - El Prado museum

Day two of our three day museum tour. Today we started off by taking a walk in the Noviciado neighborhood and then back over to the Retiro park for a picnic lunch. The day was wa... continue reading