Tag: Spain

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Spanish Bull Fighting – History, Tradition, and Controversy

As an young kid who lived in the United States, I grew up on the staple American meal of hamburgers. I have fond memories of weekly dinners with my father and sister, where we would eat delicious 50 cent hamburgers and drink vanilla shakes. Some years ago by son and I took a father and son road trip across Route 66 where we enjoyed … Read More Spanish Bull Fighting – History, Tradition, and Controversy

Culturally Colorful Córdoba, Spain

Our motorcycle travels continue west along the southern coast of Spain as we leave the city of Granada and make our way inland to the culturally colorful city of Córdoba. During this blog post we covered 225 km (140 miles) of pavement from Granada to Córdoba. The July temperatures were definitely getting hotter as we continued inland. Riding a motorcycle at 80 kph on … Read More Culturally Colorful Córdoba, Spain

Enjoying the Central Southern Coast of Spain

While in Granada we though it would be a great idea to make a day trip and ride towards the coastal town of the Granada and Málaga. Angela had also mentioned that we would really enjoy a hike along the slot canyon and river of Rio Chillar. Map of our day’s journey: We went from Granada, to the southern coast, and back again – … Read More Enjoying the Central Southern Coast of Spain

Hiking the Sierra Nevadas of Granada, Spain

One of the main advantages of staying at Airbnb style homes is the wonderful people you often meet. Angela, our host in Granada, did a exceptional job of making us feel at home during our stay at Granada. She is an avid hiker and invited us to join her for a few sunset walks among the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range. Angela organizes a … Read More Hiking the Sierra Nevadas of Granada, Spain

The Gorgeous City of Granada, Spain

Our travels are now in full swing as we continue clockwise around Spain to the city of Granada, Spain. Our main reason for coming here was to visit the famous Alhambra Palace. Normally, one would have to reserve tickets weeks in advance to see this attraction, however due to COVID-19, we were able to book our tickets for the same day. The Streets of … Read More The Gorgeous City of Granada, Spain

Exploring the Providence of Almaría, Spain

This week started with a note. A note to Maria thanking her for hosting us for the last three months. I don’t think we could have landed in a better place to weather the storm of COVID-19 in Spain. It was more difficult to leave than we imagined. Of course we wanted to continue with our travels, however we had to say goodbye to … Read More Exploring the Providence of Almaría, Spain

Leaving Murcia Feels Bittersweet

Today is the end of the State of Alarm here in Spain! Today, the country’s borders will be reopened to Europe and free movement between regions will resume for the first time since March 14. The last three months have had its shares of up and downs. Although we found a wonderful Airbnb to weather the pandemic, it’s has still been difficult as times. … Read More Leaving Murcia Feels Bittersweet

Riding the Trans Euro Trail, Murcia, Spain

We never intended to ride the Trans Euro Train in Spain. Our original plan was to travel mostly pavement, visiting each of the virtual push-pins from our online map of places we wanted to see in Spain. The region of Murcia had a few museums that we wanted to experience in Cartagena – The Roman Theatre and the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Change … Read More Riding the Trans Euro Trail, Murcia, Spain

Street Art in the Region of Murcia, Spain

Whenever we visit a city or town, one of our favorite activities is to search for public art – especially street art and murals. Although our travel is currently limited to the region of Murcia, we discovered that there is quite a lot of artwork to see within this diverse region. 🗓: 7 Jun | 🌍: Cartagena, Spain Our original reason for traveling to … Read More Street Art in the Region of Murcia, Spain

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Phase II with Ups and Downs

The country of Spain continues to maintain its “State of Alarm” – a condition it’s been in for 73 days now. Our region of Murcia has low enough COVID-19 cases that it has reached Phase II which means a bit more freedom for its citizens. Most notably it means local tourism can start again – albeit with reduced capacity. We’ve had a bit of … Read More Phase II with Ups and Downs

Phase 1 = More Freedom!

This week was the beginning of Phase 1 for our region of Murcia and 51 percent of the rest of Spain. Phase 1 is the first time we are allowed to ride our motorcycles for anything other than getting groceries, visiting a pharmacy, or emergencies since March 14th. Yeah, nearly two months! 🗓: 11 May | 🌍: Providence of Murcia Monday brought more excitement … Read More Phase 1 = More Freedom!

Freedom is Just Over the Horizon

Next week we’ll have been in quarantine for almost two months! If you told me that we would be in this position two months ago, I would have never believed you. Two months ago, on March 8th, we had just entered the French city of Millau and were taking the day off to catch up on social media and to see a bit of … Read More Freedom is Just Over the Horizon