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Trip reports:  March 2017 - Italy through fresh eyes, chasing the sun in March in 4 parts
                     July 2017 - Crisscrossing the Camino - 5 weeks in Northern Spain (and Basque France)

Crisscrossing the Camino - Five Weeks in Northern Spain (and Basque France) Part 1

September 24, 2017
July 2017 Crisscrossing the Camino - Five Weeks in Northern Spain (and Basque France) - Part 1 When I set out to put together an itinerary of Northern Spain includi...
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Crisscrossing the Camino - 5 Weeks in Northern Spain (and Basque France) - Part 2: France

September 24, 2017
French Basque Country Less than 20 miles from the Spanish frontier to the mouth of the Adour is the French Basque Coast. Lots of half-timbered houses, brightly colored t...
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Crisscrossing the Camino - 5 weeks in Northern Spain Part 3: San Sebastian to Santander

September 24, 2017
SAN SEBASTIAN Camino del Norte On the Bay of Biscay, 12 miles from the French border, definitely in Basque Country, the city of San Sebastian (Donostia in Basque) wa...
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Crisscrossing the Camino: 5 weeks in Northern Spain Part 4 - Burgos to Santiago

September 24, 2017
BURGOS Camino Frances After Santander I "crisscrossed" the Camino and took a bus from the Camino del Norte to the Camino Frances, to Burgos. Burgos felt very much like a...
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Crisscrossing the Camino: 5 weeks in Northern Spain Part 5: Coastal villages & the Picos

September 24, 2017
Coastal Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria - The westernmost half of the north coast of Spain is an area of rolling green hills wedged between the sea and the Picos de Europ...
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Crisscrossing the Camino: 5 Weeks in Northern Spain Part 6 - La Rioja and Navarra

September 24, 2017
Laguardia Laguardia, population 1500, sits at the top of a hill, its tightly packed stone buildings enclosed by massive stone walls. From the walls are views of the...
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Part 4: March in Northern Italy: Milan, Genoa, Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Pavia

May 02, 2017
I spent eight days looking at Italy "through fresh eyes" - doing the classic first timers trip to Italy - Venice, Florence and Rome. This was my 13th trip to Italy, but i...
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Italy Through Fresh Eyes: Chasing the Sun in Italy in March - Part 3 Rome

May 02, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Rome We ended up getting to the train station almost an hour before our train to Rome so we sat and had cappuccinos at a train station café li...
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Italy Through Fresh Eyes - Chasing the Sun in Italy in March: Part 2 Florence

May 02, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 [Sun and clouds, high 60s] - On to Florence! (After a short stroll around the the ‘Ghetto’ section of Venice) Train was from 11:25-13:30 so we bou...
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Italy through Fresh Eyes - Chashing the sun in Italy in March - Part 1 Venice

May 02, 2017
Italy thru fresh eyes / Chasing the sun in March I decided to go to Italy for my spring trip for three reasons: first, well it’s Italy; I really didn’t need any other rea...
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