Monday, December 17, 2007

Viva Espana
Spain is one country I didn't have the opportunity to visit among my numerous travels. Back in the 80s, we were set to go there for our next summer vacation but we got recalled back to home base. Our first stop would have been the capital, Madrid. A must see is the Palacio Real, the official residence of the Spanish Royal family. Another attraction is the Reina Sofia art museum which houses a huge collection of 20th and 21st century art pieces. Works of Picasso as well as Miro and Dali, famous Spanish artists are prominently displayed in this museum. Back then, the Internet was non existent but nowadays it would be easy to book online from hoteles en Madrid.

Barcelona, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso would have been part of our itinerary. His works can be seen in chronological order at the Picasso museum. A visit to Barcelona won't be complete with feasting your eyes on the Sagrada Familia, a massive edifice by master architect Antonio Gaudi and the magic fountain of Montjuic which showcases a light, music and water show every night. Hoteles en Barcelona offers a wide range of accommodations depending on one's budget.

It would have been great to visit the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, explore Alhambra in Granada, watch a bullfight in Pamplona or simply people watch while having tapas in some quaint Spanish restaurant. The possibilities are limitless as is the wide range of hotels, inns and accommodations one can avail from this hoteles en espana website.

I'm sure on our way back to Brussels where we were based during that period, we would have passed by Paris. It was like some travel custom we had back then. Prayed at the Notre Dame cathedral or the Sacre Coeur Basilica, wave each time we saw the Eiffel Tower and spend the night in some hoteles en Paris to rest our weary bones. Ah yes the good old days. =)

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