Spain Day Seven

Toledo: Took a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city today and ventured south by high speed train to Toledo, a glorious medieval city on a hill renowned for religious tolerance, inventing …

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Spain Day Six

Madrid: Today was New Year’s and most things were closed, so we spent the day ambling through the city’s numerous spacious parks. First, we explored the Parque de Buen Retiro, enjoying the sounds of Pachobel …

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Spain Day Five

Madrid: It’s New Year’s Eve, so we tried to fit in all the Madrid Card activities still open today and were pretty successful! We began with a walk to the Museo de Ferrocarril (train museum) …

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Spain Day Four

Madrid: Started early with a long walk along both new and familiar streets to the Temple de Debod, an Egyptian temple donated to Spain after their assistance protecting monuments during flooding in the 1960s. Then …

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Spain Day Three

Madrid: Ate a relaxing breakfast in our flat before heading out for our day’s activities. First, we walked to the Puerta Del Sol to begin a Rick Steve’s walk around the historic old town. On …

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Spain Day Two

Madrid: Went to Atocha train station to pick up Madrid Cards, one ticket to most of the city’s museums and sights, before having tortilla espanola and coffee for breakfast in a little cafeteria down the …

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Spain Day One

Tangier to Madrid: (continued from Morocco Trip) After an evening’s slumber in a bumpy sleeper train, we arrived in Tangier to catch our ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tarifa, Spain. We had a …

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Morocco Day Six

Imlil Itinerary: Day       3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek 6:00pm Return from 3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek 7:00pm Dinner 9:00pm Overnight Sleeper Train to Tangier (The journey continues on Spain …

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Morocco Day Five

Zagora to Imlil Itinerary: 3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek Woke early again for a sunrise dune hike, but could barely get out of bed with what seemed like the 40 pounds of blankets it …

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Morocco Day Four

Marrakech to Zagora Itinerary: 3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Woke up early on Xmas eve to meet our guide and driver (Rasheed and Ibrahim) for a journey to the Sahara Desert. On our …

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