Friends, Horses, Siestas and Dogs -Barcelona to Vic – 20 June 2022

I sincerely believe that if I didn’t have dogs I might sleep until 10am every day. At home my three pups are like fucking roosters when it comes to rousing me, usually at 7 am. Give me a break I often tell them! They ignore my pleas. This can be tiresome. I woke at 8am … Continue reading Friends, Horses, Siestas and Dogs -Barcelona to Vic – 20 June 2022

A Bus Ride into the Past, Madrid and La Alberca – 9-15, June 2022

Excuse me while I count my lucky stars as well as ignore the unfortunate ones. Okay I’m done, for now. Thursday was a relatively simple one. I ate my 11 euro breakfast in the hotel Meninas basement cafe. The buffet spread was vast, the pastries assorted, pork aplenty, eggs, cheeses, cereals with condiments, juices, fresh … Continue reading A Bus Ride into the Past, Madrid and La Alberca – 9-15, June 2022

Hurry up and wait – 8 June 2022

I’m wondering whether traveling by plane is even worth the alleged time saved. It’s certainly not saving our environment. And man oh corporate patriarchal man, if you’ve not yet seen the international departure lounges lately you wouldn’t believe the mall-like Victorias Secret/McDonalds atmosphere. Consumer-arama. I got up early partly because I’m still riding on the … Continue reading Hurry up and wait – 8 June 2022

Living like Royalty in Lisbon June 5, 6 & 7 /2022

I went to bed last night utterly spent and not feeling right in the leg. I’d had a great day yesterday. After eating at the Brazilian restaurant I took a walk with the intention of getting dessert, but, I reasoned for the good of my waistline, only after the Museum of Marionettes. While debating the … Continue reading Living like Royalty in Lisbon June 5, 6 & 7 /2022

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Tuk Tuk & Go then Trek Trek – Lisbon 6/3/22

It’s Lisbon and I’m writing late at night. I’m exhausted but I figured I oughta finish this before I slip into dreamland. Today we climbed into an electric Tuk Tuk driven by the terrific Portuguese native (yet educated in USA and UK,) Isaac. Riding in one of these vehicles over cobblestones is an experience similar … Continue reading Tuk Tuk & Go then Trek Trek – Lisbon 6/3/22

Toodle Loo Seville – hello Portugal 6/1 & 2, 2022

We traveled in style yesterday by plush BMW sedan with amicable driver Albertino, golf journalist/Daytrip chauffeur, from Seville to Tavira and then to Faro. Our stop in Faro was to meet fellow Austinite, now Tavira resident, Becky, for an enjoyable but brief sandwiches (I had smoked salmon on a baguette- yum) and confab. There’s a … Continue reading Toodle Loo Seville – hello Portugal 6/1 & 2, 2022