Marisa’s trip to Spain ended with a bang in Madrid and Valencia for the La Crema festival!
Beautiful doorways courtyards gardens. Every little spot had a name and a story of when and why it was built. -Marisa about the Seville Alcazar.
In part two of Marisa’s Iberian vacation she visits one of Herrwego’s favorite cities.
Once we were joined by Jon’s parents, our entourage was complete and we were ready to tackle Barcelona’s most famous and grand sights. We were also lucky to have our parents with us to experience the vibrant neighborhoods and delicious food of Barcelona.
Move over, thirty-somethings. The sixty-somethings have arrived (Alexis’ mom, MaryLou, guest blogger, and dad, Ed). Barcelona is a city best seen on foot, and Alexis and Jon (A&J), having been there 6 years ago, showed us why they fell in love with it.
Mallorca has a bit of everything you could want on a tropical island; historic port cities, sandy beaches with wild nightlife, and small villages tucked into mountains so lovely they are a world heritage site.
A visit to Seville is also a visit to Naboo and Dorne. Early Roman and Muslim roots have shaped the architecture of Seville creating what might be the most beautiful city on Earth. The maze like cobble stone streets hide plazas filled with orange trees and ornate buildings.
Berlin has a tremendous history and one of the coolest cultures in Europe. Berlin may just have been the most educational and eye-opening stop on our trip.
Alexis and Jon kindly worked my top 2 need-to-see cities into the same week, and while Paris was love at first sight, Amsterdam took longer to grow on me.
Jon and Alexis’ relaxed Parisian lifestyle came to a rapid end when I visited as there is much to do and see and I only had a few days to do it all!