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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Are We There Yet?

The journey home. It has been possible to ignore the approaching end of the trip until Barcelona, but this next three train rides are an extended full stop to our adventure. The TGV takes six hours from warm spring sunshine to deep winter chill, with some snow thrown in on the way. By the time … Continue reading »

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Córdoba to Barcelona Sants

I already want to return to Córdoba after this too brief visit. Christina has been here to learn Spanish as a teenager and I cannot understand why it has taken us so long to get here. She says we've never had the chance to, but I'm wondering. I mean, it's 21 degrees C and she's … Continue reading »

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One Night in Old Córdoba

The ferry from Tangier to Tarifa was supposed to leave at ten o'clock. We were not looking to have the mad dash we had last time, so packed our bags the night before and had breakfast as soon as the restaurant opened. We had the room and all the staff to ourselves. Aside from having … Continue reading »

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Only an evening in Córdoba

The ferry from Tangier to Tarifa was supposed to leave at ten o'clock. We were not looking to have the mad dash we had last time, so packed our bags the night before and had breakfast as soon as the restaurant opened. We had the room and all the staff to ourselves. Aside from having … Continue reading »

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Return to Tangier

An early start, but we didn't need the alarm, for the call to prayer at 5.30 found us both awake. Breakfast was alone and although we were early, it started to feel like we were the only ones left at the hotel. The journey to the station was through some of the large squares to … Continue reading »

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Marrakech last day

The plan was to go and see a couple of the major gardens, but seeing us sitting in the courtyard googling Marrakech gardens, one of the hotel staff offered to take us onto the roof of the hotel. Up high he introduced us to a different world. The roof is a series of interconnected spaces … Continue reading »

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Marrakech day two

Yesterday, our route took us along the road where the sudden blind turns could get you reduced to a coating on a wall. Today Google chose a different, safer and more interesting route for us. It took us through areas where the term road, pavement or surface would be a misnomer. This was not the … Continue reading »

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