Category: Europe

The Monastery of Montserrat

Sunday, July 30 – The next morning we ate our free breakfast of jamon, croissants, queso and orange juice before heading into the train station. We decided to take a day trip outside Barcelona to see some spectacular scenery in the mountains around Catalunya. A Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat […]

A Gaudi Day in Barcelona

Saturday, July 29 – This next morning we awoke to the sounds of handsaws and hammers, but we slept okay. We ate our free breakfast before grabbing our bags and checking out. We had already booked our other hotel for the next two nights We left our bags […]

Learning about Euskadi

Wednesday, July 26  – Today we would be leaving to experience another ethnically distinct autonomous region of Spain: Euskadi in Basque or Pais Vasco in Spanish – the Basque country. This morning, we took an ALSA (Interurbana de Autocares S.A.) bus leaving at 8 a.m. for the Basque […]

The End of the Camino de Santiago

Tuesday, July 25 – This morning we walked to San Cristóbal Station and took the train to Santiago de Compostela. The train covered the 45 miles in about 40 minutes. Santiago is the capital of Galicia, which is an autonomous region of Spain. Santiago means Saint James in the Gallego […]