San Sebastián & Saint-Jean-de-Luz: Seaside Dreams of Summer

San Sebastián & Saint-Jean-de-Luz: Seaside Dreams of Summer

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in France, Spain | No Comments

San Sebastián, Spain The air was still crisp with the cool lingering temperatures of late May, but in a way it felt like summer. Our tour bus had crossed into San Sebastián, Spain, and was making its way up a winding road to Monte Igueldo, a viewing spot overlooking Concha Bay. Thick cloud cover was […]

Bilbao, Spain: The Glorious Guggenheim & A Surprise of a City

Bilbao, Spain: The Glorious Guggenheim & A Surprise of a City

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Spain | 2 Comments

I wasn’t expecting it to be so beautiful. We were in Bilbao to see the Guggenheim – which was as wonderful as we had imagined – but it was the rest of the city that took us by surprise: Interesting sights on both banks of the Nervión River, oh-so-walkable and simply stunning architecture. We were […]

Santiago de Compostela: The Rain In Spain & Getting There By Train

Santiago de Compostela: The Rain In Spain & Getting There By Train

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Spain | 4 Comments

We packed our umbrellas and put on our rain jackets before heading out on our journey to Santiago de Compostela. The early morning skies had been calm and clear when our ship arrived at the port of A Coruña, but stormy weather was in the forecast, and we had been advised that it rains a […]

When Accidents Happen: Falling Hard for Aix-en-Provence

When Accidents Happen: Falling Hard for Aix-en-Provence

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in France, Spain | No Comments

“I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven.” ~Deborah Kerr, An Affair to Remember  Like the character from that classic film, I wasn’t looking where I was going. I was too engrossed in the way the sun was splashing across the beautiful old limestone buildings, with their green shutters and wrought iron balconies […]