Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain. Dawn Page / CoastsideSlacking

Lost in Madrid Amid the Ghosts of Pious Ladies, Old Masters & Grandpa Ray

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Madrid is a modern metropolis, the third-largest in Europe and the capital of Spain. The business of government and industry dominates the streetscape. But lose yourself in the parks, alleys and El Museo del Prado, and the ancient city emerges. Fortunately, we had no problem getting lost. Continue reading “Lost in Madrid Amid the Ghosts of Pious Ladies, Old Masters & Grandpa Ray”

Barcelona’s Beauty, Traditions and Hospitality Persist Amid Constitutional Crisis

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Culture is resilient, shaped gently even when handled roughly by politics, religion or brute force. Tourists need to respect the constitutional crisis that currently embroils¬†Catalonia and Spain. But the world-class cultural delights of Barcelona persevere unfettered. We felt very welcome. Continue reading “Barcelona’s Beauty, Traditions and Hospitality Persist Amid Constitutional Crisis”