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Stepping into Spain to cruise the Mediterranean

Our first ever foray into Spain was in 2012 to spend a week at a beach-side resort in Peniscola… Peniscola, Spain Original post: https://aussiesinfrance.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/au-revoir-france-hola-spain/ Morella, Spain Original post: https://aussiesinfrance.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/whos-the-king-of-the-castle/ before a brief exploration of Barcelona… Barcelona, Spain Original post: https://aussiesinfrance.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/weird-and-wonderful-barcelona/Continue reading

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Full speed ahead

I had always imagined cruising would be a lovely, relaxing way to travel, so when we saw a great deal for a week-long western Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Splendida… departing from Barcelona on a convenient date (fitting in with … Continue reading

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Fantastic Flamenco

The highlight of our short stay in Barcelona was the Flamenco dinner show. We had a little trouble finding the place – tucked away in El Poble Espanyol de Barcelona – a delightful Spanish display village built for an exhibition in … Continue reading

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Weird and wonderful Barcelona

Driving into Barcelona, Spain, we learnt the hard way that you can’t turn directly off the Avenida Diagonal, but must slip into the parallel service road well before your intersection. Despite the detour, we managed to find our hotel – the swish and … Continue reading

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Au revoir France – hola Spain!

After lingering in France at a fabulous market in Gruissan, we crossed the border into Spain. And instead of heading straight down the autopista (the AP-7 tollway) directly to our destination of Peñíscola (notice how I make sure to write it in Spanish to gloss over its dubious … Continue reading

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