Malaga, Spain

Situated along the Costa del Sol, Malaga boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque gardens and a quaint historic quarterIts easygoing lifestyle and sunny weather make it a favourite vacation spot.  Malaga was the last of the Moorish cities to fall to the Catholic Monarchs. With the conquest of Granada in 1492, Islamic rule in the Iberian Peninsula…

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Valencia, Spain

A taste of Valencia means the local specialty – – – paella. The origins of Valencia’s ‘foodie’ contribution to Spanish cuisine goes back to 714AD. Arabs invaded this Roman colony and called it Ballansiya. Then the Moors built mosques, traded silk and spices and ceramics and devoured these casserole dishes. The Catholics drove in 1238…

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Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Barcelona. It is unlike any other city in Spain. It has personality. It’s the Paris of the Spanish Riviera with grand boulevards. Thriving arts. Culture. With proud Spanish heritage. Famous for Gaudi, the architect of modern cutting-edge buildings and facades. I took a walk along Las Ramblas, which is an awe-struck, tree-lined boulevard…

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Palma de Majorca, Spain

Welcome to laid-back Palma!  Bienvenue a Palma relaxant!  Witamy do wspanialej Palmy!  Wilkommen an Relaxed Palma! Let’s step into the highlights of this beautiful place. Landmarks include a gothic cathedral, Moorish castle, Spanish monarch palace and tapas restaurants galore.  Spanish passions include flamenco, bull ring fights, sunbathing and swimming in the warm waters of the…

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Cartagena, Spain – 2016 Aug 31

The Independence of the Seas sailed into Cartagena today, a major naval seaport since the 16th century. It’s history was ruled by Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines and Spanish Bourbons. It’s a walled-in city centre, which includes a remarkable Roman theatre from the 1st century B.C. (Who decided this??) One of the highlights of the city is…

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