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Valencia, Spain 11.7.2013

We flew from Marrakech to Madrid today and then took the AVE high speed train from Madrid to Valencia. The train is definitely cheaper with more advance purchase. I had checked prices before we left the US, but the price at the counter was much higher. We’re in Valencia to watch the MotoGP race this … Continue reading »

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September 17, 2011 Morella, Spain

We were up before the sun today, driving to the MotoGP track in Alcaniz. We visited Morella, an ancient walled city on a hilltop. The old town is surrounded by 1.5 miles of stone walls with 7 huge gates.  

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September 16, 2011 Aragon, Spain

We’re driving from Barcelona to the Aragon region of Spain. The views are beautiful – the Mediterranean on the left and rolling hills on the right. We’re staying in an apartment in Cati surrounded by beautiful churches and countryside.

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Travel Insurance

It seems my clients are divided into separate camps when it comes to trip insurance. They either ask me about it before I even mention it, they consider it carefully, or decline firmly when I offer. However, I want clients to realize that they’ve made an investment and it should be protected. I have to admit, at first glance travel … Continue reading »

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June 13, 2007 Random thoughts about Barcelona

Public nudity is legal in Barcelona. We witnessed a man walking down the street with nothing but a hat and shoes. He chatted with the police and seemed to know most locals. We saw an Iowa State Cyclones t-shirt in a clothing store Barcelona. While I love ISU, I’m not sure why Spaniards would care … Continue reading »

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June 12, 2007 Barcelona, Spain

We took an overnight train from Florence to Barcelona. It was a lot of fun, but I wouldn’t want to do it very often. Our private compartment was the right size for two people, but it was kind of small once we got our luggage, too. I thought I would sleep really well but I … Continue reading »

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