Category: 2006 Mania for Iberia

My Inexplicably Strange Encounter in Fátima

[2006.05.04] Our schedule started early in the day, as typical of most guided tours. It didn’t matter that I was sufficiently under the weather to have taken a slow day, or skipped some locations if we were vacationing on our own. A guided tour…

Of Camp Nou & Port Vell

We had a total of 2 days in Barcelona. On the second day, we decided to break away from the group to explore Camp Nou and the city by our own. Though not avid fans of Futbol Club Barcelona, the soccer-loving mister felt a…

Barcelona, The City of Counts

Barcelona, nicknamed the City of Counts (‘Ciutat Comtal‘ in Spanish), is the capital of Catalonia (an autonomous community of Spain) and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid the capital. This moniker came about as sort of a commemoration to the Counts of Barcelona who…