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7h Madrid Football

Betty and Garry’s BIG European Vacation – Part 6

Next day, after a tour of the impressive Royal Palace, a walk through the old quarter took us to the Metropol Parasol – a wooden waffle-like structure completed in 2011.  It is intriguing to walk under, over, in and atop this sequence of undulating parasols offering great views of the city in all directions. A […]

7a Barcelona Park Guell

Betty and Garry’s BIG European Vacation – Part 5

Our next fast train took us into Spain – first stop Barcelona. Where to begin?! With an apartment right near Catalunya Square we were right in the centre for access to everything.  There is Las Ramblas, the 1.2km vibrant and lively promenade leading to the Gothic Quarter.  On Las Ramblas is La Boqueria Food Market […]

6j Pont du Gard

Betty and Garry’s BIG European Vacation – Part 4

Our host, Maurizio, recommended Billy’s Trattoria, a cavern built into the rock wall next to our accommodation.  We were not disappointed.  The food was locally sourced and exceptional, the local wine quite pleasant and the staff extraordinarily friendly.  With complimentary homemade grappa, limoncello and mulled wine to finish the evening it was just as well […]

4n Plitvice NP

Betty and Garry’s BIG European Vacation – Part 3

From Split we embarked on an 8 day cruise sailing the Dalmatian coast.  The aquamarine water was magical and each day we’d drop anchor and jump off the yacht into the crystal clear Adriatic.  Each night we docked at a different port of call – Markarska, Mjlet, Trstenik, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar and Split.  Our experiences […]

3a Athens Changing of the Guard

Betty and Garry’s BIG European Vacation – Part 2

Viewing a breathtaking sunrise from a hot air balloon floating over Cappadocia in Central Turkey – tick that off the bucket list.  Cappadocia is famous for its “fairy chimneys” and homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes and later utilised by   – many of these caves are still lived in today.  Our hotel suite in […]

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