Spain

Making Paella Valencia Style and Grocery Shopping in Spain

Paella Valencia StyleAfter seeing the Tour de France in the Pyrenees we traveled to Begur on the Costa Brava for a quiet and relaxing week of sunshine and some sand.  Since paella can be considered beach food it seemed appropriate to make some while we were within sight of the Mediterranean.  But first, we had to do some grocery shopping. (more…)

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Travel Post: We Went to See The Tour de France in the Pyrenees

Ax les Thermes, the French Pyrenees town where Stage 8 of the 2013 Tour de France would finish

Ax les Thermes, the French Pyrenees town where Stage 8 of the 2013 Tour de France would finish

From my last post you may have guessed correctly we’re on vacation.  Right now we’re relaxing on the Costa Brava in Begur, Spain but before coming here we journeyed up into the Pyrenees for the main reason of the trip, seeing a mountain stage of the 100th Tour de France (maybe that should be raison d’etre then).  The stage we saw? Stage 8 from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, about 200 km.  The first mountain stage of the Tour and a mountaintop finish at a ski resort. (more…)

48 hours in Barcelona – Things to Do

La Boqueria Barcelona After Cheryl and I got married we spent our honeymoon in Rome, Sardinia, Florence, and Barcelona.  Barcelona came at the tail end for just a couple of days and we found ourselves wishing we had spent more time there and uttered words many travelers have said “well, we’ll just have to come back.”  So when the opportunity to return to Barcelona presented itself over Easter weekend we took it!  We’d only have about 48 hours in Barcelona which just goes to show how much we like this city. (more…)