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La Sagrada Familia Barcelona

The top 10 best places to see in Barcelona

Sitting in the café near my hotel, the time had come for me to try it again.  What better place to enjoy it than Barcelona!  While years had passed since I tried it, this seemed the Spanish thing to do. As the first mocha colored aroma filled my nose, I took a sip.  My taste [...]

La Sagrada Familia Antonio Gaudi Barcelona

Barcelona, beaches, football, and the beauty of Gaudí

What place comes to mind when I mention beaches, sunshine, art, and Europe?  Barcelona naturally!  Barcelona is a beautiful city on the east coast of Spain.  As the heart of Catalan country, this place inspires and awes travelers for its culture, beauty, and history. Barcelona was the first city I ever visited in Spain as [...]

Jeremy-Branham-Barcelona-backpacking-through-Spain-and-Portugal

Backpacking through Spain and Portugal – reflections on my trip

As my backpacking through Spain and Portugal journey ends, I reflect back on my trip and what I learned from my European travels.  Barcelona, Madrid, La Coruna, Granada, Ronda, Sevilla, Salema, and Lisbon – I learned something from all of these places.  While some things taught me a lot about traveling and cultures, I also [...]

Exploring Spain and Portugal Salema beach

Exploring Spain and Portugal – From Sevilla to Salema

Part IX continues with my trip about Spain and Portugal.  From Sacramento to Lisbon, follow my journey through these two countries.  Another day in Sevilla before heading to Portugal and enjoying a couple of days at the beach. Day 16 – Sevilla and a Flamenco show We slept in again and then I went to [...]

Exploring Spain and Portugal Seville Alcazar gardens

Exploring Spain and Portugal – From Ronda to Sevilla

Part VIII continues with my trip about Spain and Portugal.  From Sacramento to Lisbon, follow my journey through these two countries.  Leaving Ronda, I head to the historical and religious city of Sevilla Day 14 – From Ronda to Sevilla Woke up at 9, packed, and went down to a breakfast of fruit, toast, and [...]

Ronda Spain Puente Nuevo New Bridge

Exploring Spain and Portugal – From Granada to Ronda

  Part VII continues with my trip about Spain and Portugal.  From Sacramento to Lisbon, follow my journey through these two countries.  Leaving Granada, I head to a hillside town in southern Spain, Ronda. Day 12 – From Granada to Ronda We woke up around 9 am and checked out of our hotel.  Because we [...]

Exploring Spain and Portugal Alcaiceria Granada

Exploring Spain and Portugal – From Madrid to Granada

  Part VI continues with my trip about Spain and Portugal.  From Sacramento to Lisbon, follow my journey through these two countries.  Leaving Madrid, I head to Granada to see one of the most interesting cities in Spain Day 10 – Leaving Madrid, entering Granada On our last day in Madrid, we slept in until [...]

Exploring Spain and Portugal Royal Palace Madrid

Exploring Spain and Portugal – Toledo and more of Madrid

Part V continues with my trip about Spain and Portugal.  From Sacramento to Lisbon, follow my journey through these two countries.  Still in Madrid, I take a side trip to Toledo before finishing up my time in Madrid Day 8 Toledo on my own Headed out this morning for a side trip to Toledo and [...]