Favorite Romantic Vacation Spot #35: Spain

It is strange that even though Gigi is from Spain, and most of her face book friends and blog readers grew up in Spain, no one has yet mentioned Spain as the most favorite romantic vacation spot. Gigi and Jean-Claude talk about moving to Mallorca one day and living on a beautiful old Mallorquin finca, surrounded by the sea and by olive trees. Angel and Leroy first met in Spain when they were teenagers and first fell in love, so it is not surprising that they would want to go back there, now that they have refound each other so many years later.

Gigi will save a future blog for just Mallorca, and will make this one a general one about Spain, for those of you who have never been there. It is simply beautiful, so much to do and see. Friendly people. Amazing food. Incredible beaches. Flamenco dancing. Castles, churches, palaces, and picturesque scenery. Mountains and coastal towns. Anything anyone cuold ever want. Cultural and modern cities, as well as quaint and old-fashioned villages. Great shopping: leather, shoes, pearls, clothing. Sangria and tapas. Spain is a wonderful place to both grow up in and simply visit.

You can see the Spanish culture, as well as the Arabic influence seen in Granada in the beautiful Alhambra. The south of Spain is probably Gigi’s favorite, and she once spent a few weeks camping through it, sleeping in orange grovesw one night, and by palm groves the next.

You can see old Roman ruins. Visit museums. Walk along the Ramblas in Barcelona. The unique architecture of Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia. Gigi went to Spain last year with her sons and two of her students, and revisited it all through the eyes of teenagers, remembering how incredible it was growing up in such a relaxed and easy going country. One could spend literally months touring through Spain, and not see all the beautiful sights.

Madrid the capital has a mix of modern and old, the famous Prado museum, and a great nightlife. Gigi used to spend many vacations there, visiting her cousins. Gigi and her face book friends count themselves lucky to have grown up here.

  • I think our favorite vacation spot would have to be Spain since that’s where we met…

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