30th June 2016
When we reach Spain, via a lengthy spectacular gorge, there is an extended day trip to Salamanca. Another university city, there are two cathedrals (connected) and a spire at the end of every street.
9th June 2016
I am a little concerned when I realise how close to Benidorm we are staying. I remember Benidorm as having crammed beaches, tea as mother makes it, fish and chips on every corner and towering garish apartment blocks
31st December 2015
It was very cold. The bus was bumpy.
1st December 2004
This is a singles holiday and I’m making the most of it, so it doesn’t really matter that the south of Lanzarote (Playa Blanca) is a concrete jungle, with a very long paseo maritimo and a sprawl of hotels.
1st October 2004
I knew Bilbao was a port, I knew it was the centre of the Basque separatist movement and latterly I knew about it because of the new Guggenheim Museum. I adore Frank Gehry’s scaley monstrosities, so it was an ideal weekend trip.
1st May 2000
Above all, the amazing art - the Miro Foundation, the authenticity of the stone roomed Picasso Museum, the sheer bonkers-ness of Dali’s work, especially the house at Portlligat (a bus ride away) and of course, Antoni Gaudi.