Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cordoba, Spain

Today we had a free day that we could either spend in Seville or take a walking tour of the Moorish city of Cordoba, which I did. The highlight of Cordoba is the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with … Continue reading

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Seville, Spain

Seville is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir river in the Southwest corner of Spain. It is the provincial Capital of Andalucia.  The river is navigable from the city to its outlet on the Atlantic coast making Seville an … Continue reading

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Granada, Spain

We drove through the dry plains of  La Mancha, before crossing the Sierra Nevada to reach Granada, capital of the Moorish Kingdom of Spain until the Moors’ defeat in 1492. Granada is the capital city of the province of the same … Continue reading

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Toledo, Spain

On the first morning of the tour we set out for the city of Toledo situated along the River Tagus.  Toledo had its origins in a Roman settlement on the banks of the River Tagus in 190 BC. The arrival … Continue reading

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Madrid, Spain

I arrived in Madrid yesterday to start a land tour of Spain which ends in Barcelona in three weeks. After a few days in Barcelona, I will embark a cruise ship which is repositioning from Europe to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   … Continue reading

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