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“Them Thar Hills” – Day trip to Monserrat and Adiós Espanya!

When we travel, we establish a home base (usually in an apartment with a kitchen), then we explore from there. From Barcelona, so much of the surrounding countryside is available to explore via train and public transport (we did not want to drive in Spain), and Jo planned a day trip to Monserrat. Another early … Continue reading »

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A Little Bit “Gaudi”

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After a reasonably early wake-up, toast and tea for breakfast we headed out to see some work by Antoni Gaudi, the legendary architect who called Barcelona home. I tried not to research the trip to his basilica, because I did not want to go with any pre-formed ideas. When I was growing up, the term … Continue reading »

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Day Tripping to Zaragoza

So a fairly well known fact in Origami circles is that there are Origami Museums, few compare in size to the Spanish one in Zaragoza.  When Jo and I had decided to spend time in Barcelona, we found Zaragoza was a doable day trip from Barcelona Sants regional train station, so a planned visit was … Continue reading »

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