This is a test blog as today I begin another adventure in travel. This time it is NOT walking the Camino but taking a guided tour excursion to some of the iconic Paradores and Pousadas if Portugal and Spain. I am packed and ready to go to the airport.
There are three phases of my journey. Phase one is to Lisbon. The tour actually starts on 1 Sep but I am going early to get to know Lisbon better and to adjust to the time change before the trip. From 1 September to 14 Sep the small group of 15 will be visiting castles and palaces in Evora, Carmona, Ubeda, and on to Madrid.
Once in Madrid I will revert to solo travel and rent an apartment 14-25 September. I am looking forward to a mini reunion at the apartment with wonderful people I met on the Camino last year.
To get home I am taking a cruise line out of Barcelona for 13 days that terminates in Miami. Another great way to stave off jet lag.
For those interested, you may follow along as I intend to post pictures of some of the lesser seen paradors.
You are welcomed.