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A side trip to Spain

Flying into Barcelona, Spain, in 2013, we picked up a hire care and had no problems at all driving down to Cambrils, on the Costa Daurada (Gold Coast) – despite not having any directions or detailed map on hand! A … Continue reading

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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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There’s no place like home

Even though we only live part-time in France it is, for us, “home”. What I like to say is that we work in Australia but we live in France. After all, when you are working full-time there is precious little … Continue reading

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Back to front fruit

Considering that my blog purportedly appears most often in searches for “mangasteen” (a fruit I mentioned in passing on a post on Thailand) I thought I would describe another fruit which we “discovered” recently – this time in Spain – which initially reminded me of managsteens (or more correctly known as … 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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Who’s the king of the castle?

Before our week was up in Peñíscola, Spain, we took a day trip to explore the historic walled city of Morella, about 70km inland. After a scenic winding drive we hiked uphill under the hot Spanish sun to the top … Continue reading

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In search of the Holy Grail

Located in the Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia, Spain, the ornate 13th century gothic style cathedral, (simply called Catedral de Valencia), is well worth a look… especially if you are interested in seeing the Holy Grail – the goblet out … Continue reading

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A pretty city

From Peñíscola, Spain, we drove 140 km down the Orange Blossom Coast past mountains and (not surprisingly) orange groves to Valencia… which I didn’t realise was the 3rd largest city in Spain. Funnily enough, there was a distinct lack of oranges in this pretty … 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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