Category: Europe

Ronda, Spain
[ 1 ] October 31, 2011 |

Ronda, Spain

Ronda is a city like no other.  Set in the Andalusia hills, this city is one of the most precarious settings I’ve every seen.  The Guadalevín River splits the town into two sections, each part separated by a 350-foot deep canyon carved out by the river.   After leaving Granada we jumped in our Skoda […]

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Sevilla, Spain
[ 2 ] October 18, 2011 |

Sevilla, Spain

As one of the most talked about cities in Spain, the buildup for Sevilla is warranted. We were excited to save this gem of a city as our last stop in Spain and our last city in Europe (for a while at least.) Sevilla possesses all the tradition and history you except in Spain- cathedrals, […]

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Granada, Spain
[ 4 ] October 18, 2011 |

Granada, Spain

Our next stop on our Andalucía tour bus was Granada.  Granada is a smallish city in modern day terms with only about a quarter million residents.  Today the city is best know for two things, its status as one of the preeminent University cities in all of Spain and the Alhambra. The University of Granada, […]

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Córdoba, Spain
[ 0 ] October 18, 2011 |

Córdoba, Spain

A four and a half hour drive south of Madrid, our first stop on our great Andalucía road trip through the south of Spain was the city of Córdoba.  Córdoba started out as the capital city of one of the Roman provinces of Hispania.  It wasn’t until the Moorish conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in […]

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Lisbon, Portugal
[ 2 ] October 18, 2011 |

Lisbon, Portugal

Traveling south out of Santiago de Compestela we decided to tack on another country and swing through Portugal on our way back to Madrid.  While less scenic than the North coast, the five-hour drive along the western seaboard of the Iberian Peninsula was blissful.  Arriving in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, we quickly navigated our […]

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