September 1, 2015
We very much enjoyed the last few kilometres of the canal du midi, which involved a very urban cruise through Toulouse right in front of Matabiau station and on to the basin at the end of the canal, the port de l'embouchure, where we had to make a sharp right turn to begin our journey on the canal de Garonne. The contrast was immediate: not...
Placed 2 days ago by Anne in Cassandra Encore 2015
Reina Sofia and Prado
August 22, 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Margaret had organised to get online tickets for the Reina Sofia and the Prado which combined both museums and allowed us to also see the touring exhibition of works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Miro among others from the Kunstmuseum Basel so we set off to walk down past the Prado to the Reina Sofia and visit that gallery first. My unerring sense of...
Placed 3 days ago by Max & Margaret in Europe 2015
Avila and Segovia
August 21, 2015 - Madrid, Spain
I had nearly finished this entry when my lack of technical prowess and a slow internet, and perhaps Sod as well, all conspired to wipe it out. Max said, never mind, now you can improve on the last one which was either a comment about the last one (which he had read) or an expression of hope. Anyway, I started off last time with a shamefaced...
Placed 7 days ago by Max & Margaret in Europe 2015
Moving to Madrid
August 20, 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Our train was to leave Barcelona at 10am so we figured we would need to get a taxi about 8:45am to have plenty of time for any eventualities. With that in mind we were up and packed and, leaving our bags ready to grab later, we walked out into a deserted Les Rambles for a last look around. The little cafe across the road seemed tempting so we...
Placed 8 days ago by Max & Margaret in Europe 2015
Montjuic on the Teleferic
August 19, 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
We took breakfast at the Restaurant Ferran again (definitely a good start for the day at a good price) and caught the Metro to Parallel and hopped on the Funicular Railway to Montjuic. The Metro Ticket includes this trip and the ticket machines have an English option so it is simple enough to use the Metro. From the funicular station we then...
Placed 11 days ago by Max & Margaret in Europe 2015