Mercado de Colon in Valencia, Spain. Dan Page / CoastsideSlacking

Road Weary in Valencia, Spain, We Refresh with Gulliver in the Garden and Paella at the Beach

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There comes a moment during most vacations when the travelers are ready to go home. For us, that day arrived in Valencia. We were weary of old towns, bored with cathedrals and battlements, and frustrated by our substandard Spanish. So, we went native. Continue reading “Road Weary in Valencia, Spain, We Refresh with Gulliver in the Garden and Paella at the Beach”

Consuegra windmills in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. Dawn Page / CoastsideSlacking

We Conquer Toledo and Consuegra in Don Quixote’s Spain; No Windmills were Harmed

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In a world obsessed by real and imagined threats, an Iberian Peninsula itinerary would be incomplete without a stop in the Spain of Miguel de Cervantes, the 17th century novelist whose protagonist in “Don Quixote” mistakenly tilted at a windmill or two. Continue reading “We Conquer Toledo and Consuegra in Don Quixote’s Spain; No Windmills were Harmed”

Alhambra fortress and palaces in Granada, Spain. Dawn Page / CoastsideSlacking

Yup, We Paid 400 Euros to Tour the Alhambra in Granada, Spain; No Regrets

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You don’t have to pay 400 euros to visit the Alhambra, the 14th century mountaintop fortress and palace complex in Granada billed as one of the top architectural wonders of Spain. Unless you dawdle booking tickets ahead of the visit. Then you might. We did.

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The village of Ronda is perched atop dizzying cliffs, famously described in Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls. Andalusia, Spain. Dawn Page / CoastsideSlacking

The Americans Discover Columbus in Seville and Olive Oil in Spain’s Andalusian Mountains

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Part residential, part historic, part shopping mall, Old Town Seville has something for everyone. Perhaps it should be no surprise that the selfie mirror at Seville Cathedral attracts more attention than the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
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