Extremadura, Spain: Trip report

Apr 18th, 2004, 02:36 PM
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Fabulous and Thank You for a great report.
During or 2.5 month trip to SPain we did lots of what you posted. My report did not do the Extremadura nearly the justice that you did.

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Apr 18th, 2004, 05:10 PM
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Thanks Mimi, I'm glad you enjoyed the report and pictures.

Oaktown: I read your 2.5 month travel report with great enjoyment! The loss of car keys. by your other half, filled me with horror: That is the kind of thing *I* would do (mmm, actually I HAVE done ).

regards ... Ger
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Apr 19th, 2004, 04:13 PM
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I loved this report. It makes me want to return to this great little area. I'm a fellow overpacker and it can be quite a bit of "fun" since I use public tranportation.

You asked about my Semana Santa trip. I spent 3 nights in Cadiz and 3 in Sevilla, with my first and last nights in Madrid. I loved Cadiz! It's not for everyone but I could have stayed there for the entire week. But Sevilla is where to be for Semana Santa. Unfortunately the most famous processionals were cancelled due to rain on Thursday and Friday. I still enjoyed myself and can't wait to return. Last year I met Maribel and her husband during Semana Santa in Ubeda and this year I got to meet Olga for tapas in Sevilla - so the trip was extra special!
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Apr 19th, 2004, 05:39 PM
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Wow--what a terrific report and wonderful writing style. Even though I have not seen all of the places you visited, it did bring back memories of my trip during Semana Santa last year. I shot 8 rolls of 36 each slide film in Segovia, Avila, and Salamanca during the various processions only to have my camera bag, my trusty Canon, and all 8 rolls stolen of film stolen in Madrid ON EASTER SUNDAY. Excuse me while I go and cry now !
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Apr 21st, 2004, 03:10 PM
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Cathy: Let me know the next time you are meeting for tapas and I'll be there! Maribel sent me her files on Asturias and the Basque region and I am determined to get to both before the year is out. I'd love to be able to spend a couple of weeks studying Spanish there, it would make the experience so complete.

Bob: Thanks for your kind words. You have my deepest sympathies about your lost photos. What a tragedy

regards ... Ger
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Feb 9th, 2006, 02:19 AM
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Feb 9th, 2006, 07:54 AM
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What a marvelous report! Thank you for re-posting; I wil print it out and bring it along. We will only be scratching the surface of this region but it will be a start anyway. I relate to that sinking feeling when driving into a town/city and being totally befuddled as to finding one's hotel. That happens to us everywhere!! thanks again.
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OReally, I am living presently in Merida and I want to tell you that your report has touched my heart. Thank you very very much.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 07:01 PM
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ekscrunchy: Extramadura is such a lovely region, and so “undiscovered” by tourists outside of Spain that even scratching the surface is better than not seeing it at all. I am sure that your brief encounter will convince you to return for a longer stay. I thank the wonderful Maribel for introducing me to the region. Be sure to read her guides before you go; she provides the very best advice on Spain, far better than any guide book I have ever read (http://www.maribelsguides.com/).

Piesdeplomo: Thank you for your kind words. I was completely entranced by the entire region and my visit to Merida rates as one of my very best travel experiences. Also, I was really impressed by the information provided by the Spanish and Extramadura tourist boards; a great differentiator in a competitive market!

Regards Ger
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