Update on Trips

We still haven’t settled on our Thanksgiving trip yet, but I’m hoping we’ll make a decision this weekend and actually buy tickets. Right now, it’s down to Panama, Montreal and Chicago. I have valiantly attempted to send hypnotic signals to The Boyfriend in favor of Panama, but gosh darn it, this long-distance relationship really puts a damper on my hypnotism skills.

I’ve also been thinking about our Christmas/New Years plans. Since we’ll only have a week and it’ll be freezing cold in much of Europe, I’m leaning toward Spain. Barcelona is an obvious choice (because it looks freakishly awesome – duh), but given our mutual interest in European history, I’m partial towards a tour of the major medieval cities: Madrid – Seville – Cordoba – Grenada Granada. My obsession with maps resulted in this:

Spain trip

What do you think? Is it better to spend a relaxing week in Barcelona or an on-the-go week trekking through Andalucia?

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4 thoughts on “Update on Trips

  1. Marianne says:

    Definitely an on-the-go trekking holiday through Andalucía – though I´m biased!

    You might find it a bit warmer in Grenada than Granada around Christmas-time though! 😉

  2. Matt says:

    Hi! I know this post is from a while back, but I’m curious to know if you’ve done this trip. My girlfriend and I booked a week (12/31 – 1/7) in Spain. We’re flying into Madrid and are looking to do a very similar itinerary. Was this too much in a week? I’m not sure if I should try to see all 4 cities or just keep it to 3 (1 1/2 days in each city). ANY insight would be incredibly appreciated. Thanks!!

    • NamWrites says:

      Hi Matt, I have not made it to Spain yet so I have no experience to speak from. My only advice is that it depends on how you like to travel – if you mind hopping from one city to the next every day or so. I get a little tired and like to take my time. I’d also mention that Toledo (just south of Madrid) is often mentioned as worthwhile, and some people really don’t love Madrid. Let me know how it goes!

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