Spain and Morocco
Trip Start Jan 09, 2006
15Trip End May 29, 2006
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We treated ourselves to four overnight stays at Paradores, nationally-run hotels with a higher level of comfort than we are accustomed to and which are usually built around buildings of historical significance such as castles and convents. We highly recommend that anyone traveling to Spain treat themselves to a few nights stay too--the breakfasts were really a treat as well
A special mention and thank you to my friend Oliver's mother, Patricia Beckstrom, and his brother Charlie, in Madrid, who tolerated our comings and goings, accomodated us like royalty, and helped us recharge or batteries for this last leg of our journey.
As for Morocco, well, it was back to the Third World, dodging taxis and donkeys alike, but it was worth it for a few days of great souq shopping and a stay at a riad (courtyard house) in Marrakesh!
We are in France right now, and we will update you soon on Paris and Normandy. A tout a l'heure!