Monthly Archives: April 2011

Best of Bavaria

      Germany is one of Europe’s treasures. Some of this has to do with the German people who are methodical and extremely particular about everything. German villages are all “picture-perfect” with flowers overflowing in flower boxes, well-kept homes and buildings, and … Continue reading

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Best of Toledo

     Toledo is one of the most popular excursions from Madrid. The medieval, walled city is only about 40 miles from the capital. It is famous for its glorious cathedral and for the Art of El Greco, who lived and … Continue reading

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Best of Segovia

   This enjoyable town northwest of Madrid is rich in interest for the tourist. A Roman Aqueduct in excellent condition greets visitors to the city.    The beautiful cathedral is worth a stop as well. Its lovely light stone and … Continue reading

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Best of Cordoba

           The walled city of Cordoba is an important stop along the tourist trail in Spain. It is the home of one of the country’s most impressive sights, La Mezquita, a flamboyant mosque which was modified, when the Moors were driven from … Continue reading

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Best of Seville

    Seville is an excellent base of operations for an exploration of Southern Spain. It is certainly a desirable destination in its own right, but it provides convenient access to other tourist sites the region, even into nearby Portugal.     … Continue reading

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Best of Madrid

    Spain’s capital and largest city has a wealth of attractions to delight the tourist. It is centrally located and provides convenient access to a number of delightful cities and towns in the surrounding region as well. Thus, plan to … Continue reading

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Best of Spain

      Spain, which occupies the largest portion of the Iberian peninsula is a fabulous destination for the tourist. There is abundant history, significant Art and Architecture, exciting cities, charming towns, and interesting culture. In short, it has everything that any … Continue reading

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Best of the Alsace

       The Alsace Region is in eastern France, on the border with Germany and Switzerland. It is a famous wine region and is marked by a string of storybook villages, each one more charming than the last. Any of them … Continue reading

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Best of the Loire Valley

     Here is the place to see the elegant and sumptuous estates of an earlier France’s royalty and landed gentry. Each “castle” has seemingly tried to rival or surpass its neighbor. The overall effect is breathtaking.      If you leave … Continue reading

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Best of Normandy

     This northern region of France was made especially famous in World War II because it hosted the invasion of Allied forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. However, the area was a tourist destination long before D-Day. The history and charming … Continue reading

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