Monthly Archives: October 2015

Juan’s House

The End of the World

Albufeira

We stayed in a most lovely seaside town when we went to Portugal, called Albufeira!  Although the town center was quite touristic (catering to mainly British tourists from what we saw), outside of this area the town was charming and picturesque.  The beach was incredible, too–the sand is actually finely crushed shells which make it a lovely color and…

Barcelona

Monkeys!

As perhaps not everyone knows, there are monkeys in Europe. They live within the tiny enclave known as Gibraltar, a peninsular Overseas British Territory abutting with the southernmost point of Spain. It forms one half of the Straights of Gibraltar, or alternatively, one of the “Pillars of Hercules” with the other being on the opposite side…

Collioure

Port Lligat and the Home of Salvador Dali

Not too far from Cadaqués, just north across the peninsula in fact, is the long-time home of Spanish/Catalonian artist, Salvador Dali, in Port Lligat. He loved to this small fishing village, so he bought a simple fisherman’s shack with the intention of living simply and honing his craft, though over the years, he purchased adjoining shacks and…

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