Spain Morroco Dubai 2013

a trip by Norrey Simmons
From: May 8th 2013
Until: June 16th 2013

Spain and its Moorish influences have fascinated me for many years, and now we have the chance to find out what it is all about.
The Kapiti Wanderers this time are made up of five couples: Frank and Vicki Boffa, Sue and Peter Whiting, Rick and Pip Graham, John and Ali Tocker and Davie and I.
We are heading off, via Sydney and Dubai, to Madrid. Five days in Madrid will show us not only that lovely city, but we'll also head out to Toledo and Avilia. Then we fly to Casablanca and embark on an oldies' Insight coach tour of Morocco for a week. Davie and I will abandon that on the last day and catch an overnight train to Tangier where we plan to spend a lovely night in what looks like a simply glorious hotel in the kasbah, before catching the ferry and bussing/training up to Ronda in Andalusia from Algericas. We have a week at a vinca/villa just out of Ronda, which looks simply glorious. This will provide a great base for day trips out to the Alhambra in Granada, Cordoba any the Picasso museum in Malaga. This is all before heading to Seville for a few days and then the fast train to Barcelona and a hotel on the Rambla for four nights. We then fly to Dubai for four days of Arabian nights, souks and camels, then home for work on Monday 17 June.
Trip Length: 6 weeks
Blog Entries: 8
Photos: 46
Words: 9709

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 17th 2013 Madrid and surrounds - how interesting and how little we know about it Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid
May 28th 2013 Morocco overview Africa » Morocco » Grand Casablanca » Casablanca
May 29th 2013 First days in Morocco Africa » Morocco » Fès-Boulemane » Fes
May 29th 2013 Marrakesh and back to Casablanca Africa » Morocco » Grand Casablanca » Casablanca
June 2nd 2013 The white towns of Andalusia Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Ronda
June 7th 2013 Seville - well worth the visit, and there is still lots more to see Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville » Alcantara
June 8th 2013 Barcelona Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona
June 13th 2013 Dubai - architecture and history of the future? Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai
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