Tag Archives: roadtrip

Travel Report: Long week-end in La Rochelle

Travel Report: Long week-end in La Rochelle

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .

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While there are many things I would happily whine about in France (customer service being high on the list), holidays are certainly not one of them. When a holiday falls on a Thursday, instead of just switching it to Friday, they do what they call “faire le pont” (make a bridge) and give both days [...]

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The Worst and Best of my Backpacking Trip

The Worst and Best of my Backpacking Trip

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by .

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Today, I realized it has been two years since my backpacking trip through Europe is over - I came home on May 30th of 2009. Hard to believe it’s so far behind me! But now that I am on a new journey, I decided to celebrate this sort-of anniversary by sharing a few facts about [...]

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Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 3: Consuegra, El Toboso and Cuenca

Posted on 20. Aug, 2010 by .

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This article is part three of a so far three part series on my 2009 Spanish roadtrip. You  might want to check these out: chapter 1 and chapter 2. *** The fourth day was the real thing: no more sleeping in our friends apartment in Granada, no more getting back home after a daytrip. It [...]

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Discovering a Hidden Gem in Cuenca

Discovering a Hidden Gem in Cuenca

Posted on 13. Jul, 2010 by .

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  While most people think Cuenca is in Ecuador (well, they’re right - it is), there’s actually another, lesser known homonym. Today’s Cuenca is located in the autonomous Spanish community of Castilla-La Mancha, two hours east of Madrid. It’s truly one of the best surprises I’ve had when exploring Spain. We were not even supposed [...]

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Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 2: Granada, Cordoba and Malaga

Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 2: Granada, Cordoba and Malaga

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by .

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This article is part three of a so far three part series on my 2009 Spanish roadtrip. You might want to check these out: chapter 1 and chapter 3. *** As the first day of our roadtrip was quite eventful, we decided to stay in Granada for the second day and enjoy the sights a second time [...]

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Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 1: Ronda and Gibraltar

Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 1: Ronda and Gibraltar

Posted on 16. Apr, 2010 by .

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This article is part three of a so far three part series on my 2009 Spanish roadtrip. You might want to check these out: chapter 2 and chapter 3. *** About one year ago, I officially declared that a Spanish road trip was THE perfect way to end a European one-year adventure. Take in as [...]

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