Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Days 4287 to 430: Marseille

If you've read this blog from time to time and noticed the comments section, you'll see that someone by the name of Piltup fairly regularly makes remarks, often to add a little extra background, sometimes to agree with what I've written, occasionally to politely disagree. A few people have asked me if I know this shadowy figure, to which I reply in the negative. He's just a random internet person, therefore possibly just a computer-generated algorithm, who happens to like history, architecture, and the sizing up of potential World Wonders. Well, it turns out he's real, he lives in Marseille and was around for a few pints.


Hmm.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

47. Wonder: Avignon Papal Palace

(For the Palace of the Popes preview, please click here.)

Days 424 to 428: Avignon

Often your enjoyment of a place is determined by your accommodation. In Avignon, we stayed at a Formule 1 hotel.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Days 414 to 416: Valencia

It's been brought to my attention on more than one occasion that I write rather a lot, i.e. ramble endlessly, and that more concise entries might be a little more palatable. So for one special entry, I'm going to keep it simple.

Valencia is a city in Spain. It was very nice.


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Days 408 to 411: Cordoba and Seville

Poor Danielle. When I'm not visiting Wonders, I'm sizing up other potential Wonders. As these travels are fully geared up for visiting my self-made list of Wonders, when the schedule allows I try to let her choose places she fancies too. We'd just visited Granada, for the Alhambra, and our time was a little flexible after that. "Where do you fancy going?" I asked. Both Cordoba and Seville were conveniently in the vicinity: Danielle had been to Seville before and had loved it, but she'd never been to Cordoba. Great, I said, let's go. Turns out that both cities have structures I'd considered but ultimately rejected for my list, but I really fancied seeing anyway. Great! Poor Danielle.


Monday, 5 May 2014

Days 405 to 408: Granada

Granada has the Alhambra. Prior to visiting, that was pretty much my sum knowledge of the city, and pretty much my whole reason for visiting. Subsequent to visiting, I still know Granada has the Alhambra, but I also know it has a hell of a lot more. It has Granada, which it turns out is pretty just by itself. Who needs a colossal Moorish fortress on the hillside anyway?