Category: Spain

Tourists

Tourists

| September 9, 2015 | Reply

While visiting Barcelona, Sequoia noticed this sticker on a pole in Gracia.  “Why,” she asked, “would they want tourists to go home?” We discussed tourism, and the balance between not wanting your city overrun with tourists while wanting to enjoy the economical advantages of being a major tourist destination. Two days later, we were visiting La Sagrada […]

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Bridge of Death

Bridge of Death

| March 10, 2015 | Reply

I have not yet written about Puente Colgante, also called Puente de Vizcaya, the Vizcaya Bridge. We crossed this structure near Bilbao in October of 2013. Why am I just writing about it now? Because I’m just getting over it. When we were visiting my friend and hermana Ana, who lived with my family during my sophomore of high school, Ana thought it […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 6 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

| October 23, 2013 | Reply

san juan de la gaztelugatxe, in basque country (spain)

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