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Critique My Itinerary, Please! 11 Nights in Spain

Critique My Itinerary, Please! 11 Nights in Spain

Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Barcelona is a nice city but I'm not a huge fan of it. I would much rather enjoy Andalucia. Having been to Morroco I would not spoil a perfect trip to Spain by going to Tangier. Have you ever been to a Mexican border town like Tijuana, Nogales or Ciudad Juarez? It's kind of like that. If you really want to go to Morroco I would do a separate trip someday in the future by flying into Marrakesh and visiting Essouira.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Thank you so much Egbert, Lincasanova, and Bedar. I feel better about the decision to skip Barcelona this trip, and I'm definitely going to cut out Morocco and Gib, as well. Going to add in Cordoba, and go from there.

Thank you!!!!
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Think of us when your eyes well up in the Mezquita.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:27 PM
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We did tangiers with 2 little children as a day trip. I am so happy went. We took the high speed ferry and a tour. Many years later I continue to be happy we went.

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Mar 22nd, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Another suggestion: In addition to a daytrip by train to Toledo from Madrid, consider this. the high speed train from Madrid to Seville makes one stop: Cordoba. My wife and I last year left Madrid around 10, stopped at Cordoba, got off the train and stored our luggage at the bus station across the street. We then took a cab (bus is also handy) up to the cathedral and old part of Cordoba. Had lunch there, saw the sights, then made our way back to the bus station, retrieved our luggage, caught the 5 pm train to Seville, getting there about 6. The afternoon was enough time for the old town Cordoba, and allowed us to save a day backtracking.
I also enourage you to scratch Morroco, and spend some time in white villages, particularly Ronda, one of our highlights.
Click on my name, get my travel report for Spain, and my report on using Spain trains.
Spain is great, one of our favorite European trips.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 12:51 PM
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I wanted to come back and thank everyone for their wonderful input. We ended up canceling this trip because I'm pregnant and suffering from terribly morning sickness. However, we plan on getting to Spain sometime very soon, so I am keeping all of your feedback tucked away so I can use it when we do get there.

This is our first summer staying home in many years, and I must say, I am not enjoying it!

Thank you all again. I'm so sad I don't have a trip report to share.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Congratulations on the pregnancy and I hope you can make your stay at home summer fun and interesting for you.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Congrats on the baby and I'm sure you'll have a much more exciting adventure starting soon.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Haven I am going to learn to jump to the last comment. I read through this whole thread before coming to the surprise ending!
Sorry to hear you are so sick, but more adventures will be coming your way soon!
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