Day Trips From Madrid

I have mixed feelings about Madrid. The first time I visited I really liked the city. Compared to Barcelona, a city I don’t love, I really enjoyed seeing and exploring the main sights of Madrid, particularly the Prado Museum and Royal Palace. As the royal seat of power and now…

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48 Hours in Seville

After my quick stop in Cordova, I headed to Seville. I was there for work, but part of my job is also seeing and exploring the cities in which our partner, or potential partner, universities are located. The more I know about the university and city, the more I can…

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24 Hours in Cordova

The mosque of Cordova had been on my bucket list since I first saw it in my art history text book in college. I have always had a fondness for Islamic art and architecture, and this incredible feat of human ingenuity captured my imagination instantly. Every time I visited Spain,…

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Palma de Mallorca

              Three of the ports of call on our Mediterranean cruise were knew to me — Cagliari, Marseille, and Palma de Mallorca. Of these three, Palma de Mallorca was by far my favorite (of course, overall Amalfi was my favorite). I was surprised to…

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Postcards from Barcelona

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in Europe. It is fun, colorful, and cheap (compared to many places)! We spent two nights and almost two full days in Barcelona over the long Easter weekend (we also stopped along the French Riviera on our way there and back). Fortunately, I’ve been…

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