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One Night Stands in Zaragoza, Barcelona and Montpellier

Having savored our final meal in San Sebastian, it was time to make haste to get to Nice for our date with visa renewal destiny. We decided to break up our 500+ mile journey with overnight stops in Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Montpellier. This made for a very roving retirement stretch of days. Continue Reading

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Michelin Stars, Great Food, and Beautiful Scenery in San Sebastián

For years, people have talked to us about going to San Sebastián Spain to eat. That is because there are more Michelin stars per capita in San Sebastián, a town of 200,000 people, than any other place on earth. We decided to visit San Sebastián, the foodie mecca, even though it was a 7-hour drive from Santiago de Compostela.  Continue Reading

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Compelling Quaffs and Vistas of the Douro Valley

After our stay in Porto, we felt compelled, COMPELLED!, to head up the Douro River to seek out the sources of all of the port wine we saw being aged in the warehouses in Gaia. We were not disappointed by the visit, neither by the Port, we tasted, nor the stunning views the Douro Valley affords. Continue Reading

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The End of the Camino In Santiago de Compostela

We left some extra time in our schedule on our roving retirement tour of the Iberian peninsula. Neither of us had been to Galicia and our research told us that we should definitely visit Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia. Continue Reading

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Spectacular Bridges, River, and Port Wine In Porto

Our route north in Portugal finally took us to Porto. We have really been looking forward to seeing the Duoro River and Porto, in addition to learning about port wine. The Porto metro area is quite large but Porto is very approachable. Continue Reading