Sintra Portugal

Beautiful, charming, enchanted Sintra Portugal Sintra is a short train ride from Lisbon.  It is only about 30 km west of Lisbon.  But the feel of the town is completely different.  I have been looking forward to visiting Sintra for a very long time.  And it did not disappoint.  I absolutely loved it! Dave is getting good with his one … Continue reading

Camping near Lagos Portugal

Our favorite campground so far…. We have stayed in some interesting campgrounds where there were no toilet seats or toilet paper.  Also, we have found many campgrounds with painfully slow or no wifi, you have to pay for a 5 minute shower, and rude staff to contend with.  But this beautiful campground only 5 km from Lagos Portugal was awesome!  … Continue reading

The Coast of Lagos Portugal

The Algarve, or southern coast of Portugal is just stunning.  It has rugged Atlantic coast views featuring rock formations that add a unique beauty and diversity to every stretch of coastline. We started hiking along high trails near the lighthouse.  What a great overlook!   We completely fell in love with the beauty of southern Portugal. We are currently traveling … Continue reading

Exploring Seville Spain

There are so many places to discover in Seville The Plaza de España was our first stop and it is beautiful.  There is a large park adjacent to the Plaza and many horse drawn carriages providing rides through the park and also into other places in Seville.   The Gold tower (Torre del Oro) in the background is on the … Continue reading

The April Fair in Seville Spain

The April Fair in Seville Spain About 3 weeks after Easter, Seville has an April Fair.  This is a celebration of Andalucia.  There are streets lined with private tents that have local food, drinks, music, and of course Flamenco dancing. We had been noticing many women around Seville dressed in Flamenco dresses.  We did not know whether this was just … Continue reading

Alcázar in Seville Spain

Amazing Alcázar in Seville Spain The Alcázar is located very near the Cathedral.  Originally the Alcázar was a Moorish fort and later a royal palace.  There are a group of buildings from different time periods with different types of architecture.     There are gardens, courtyards, reflecting pools, patios, fountains, tiles, columns, elaborate ceilings, and the list goes on.  The … Continue reading

The Cathedral in Seville Spain

The Beautiful Cathedral in Seville Spain Walking up to the Cathedral is quite impressive.  It is ginormous!  Come to find out, it is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and the third largest church in the world.  We walked all the way around it and it is about the size of a city block.   We did not realize … Continue reading

Day Trip to Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, Spain Written by Dave: As we were checking out of our campsite in Tarifa, we asked if there were any stops on the way to Seville worth making.  They said Cadiz was worth a visit, so we plugged the info into our navigation, and headed for Cadiz.  It wasn’t much out of the way, so was an easy stop … Continue reading

Day Trip in Tangier, Morocco

Tangier, Morocco Written by Dave: First Attempt, No Go After our visit to Ronda we headed south to Tarifa to make our trip to Morocco.  I bought the tickets for the next day, and we got ourselves ready for the trip.  That night, a very strong wind blew in.  It shook the camper all night and threatened to blow the … Continue reading