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Spain Photos: Memories of Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Spain, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 comments

Spain Photos

Updated May 22, 2018 

Browsing Spain photos from my 2012 adventures in Spain is a great way to pass a dreary wet, cold week in Nova Scotia. Welcome to week 352 (12/7/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday.  This week I’m sharing some of my most loved Spain photos. Join me on an eclectic visit to Spain through my eyes.

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Spain Photos: Madrid

January 2012 found me in Madrid for 10 days. The bone-chilling temperatures and short days didn’t stop me from making the most of my time in the city, and a few towns within easy driving distances. I always enjoy a bit of pomp and ceremony when I’m in Europe and the changing of the guard at Madrid’s Royal Palace did not disappoint. 

 

Pomp and Ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid

“Changing of the guard at the Puerta del Príncipe gate. Royal Palace in Madrid. Since 2007, every Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm (except July, August and the first fortnight of September) you can watch a changing of the guard ceremony at the Puerta del Príncipe gate at the Royal Palace in Madrid. It is particularly dynamic and lively. The drums announce the arrival of the foot guard, who gradually fall into formation accompanied by the beating of the drums. If you’ve already seen the foot sentries take their place in their positions, get ready –this is the moment the mounted guards come on the scene. Spectacular on their mounts, the sentries trot past and gradually take their places. When they are ready and standing in formation in their places, you can’t possibly leave until you see the actual changing of the guard. There is a change of guard every 30 minutes.” (From www.spaininfo.com)

Addmission is free and the event lasts about 50 minutes 

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Book Review and Contest: Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Book Reviews, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 32 comments

We’re reviewing and featuring Melissa Fillmore’s new photography book Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons, and enter our contest for a chance to your own print copy of this gorgeous book. Welcome to week 369 (5/17/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. If you missed last week, check it out here.

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The title is exactly what the book is all about. Each section begins with a brief introduction to the season and how that season unfolds in our wee town of Annapolis Royal. The photographer behind the book is Melissa Fillmore, a local business person here in town. The photography was a collaborative effort, and you’ll find the names and the contact details of each photographer at the back of the book. Last year, Melissa pitched here idea to Awesome Annapolis. The group holds several pitch-nights throughout the year, and the winner receives a $1000.00 dollars to help get their idea/project off the ground. Brilliant concept, don’t you think?

Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

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Costa Rica: Culture, Food, and Adventure is Waiting for You

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Destinations, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Costa Rica is a popular destination for travelers wanting to experience Central American culture, food and adventure. The country boasts a stable democratic government, and with its strong Spanish roots, visitors wanting to practise their Spanish will have many opportunities. For those travelers who don’t speak Spanish, no worries. The country boasts a well-educated workforce, who for the most part, are conversant in English. With 2 million plus visitors per year, it’s important to research your accommodation options prior to arrival. Costa Rica Rental Properties is an excellent choice.

San Jose, Costa Rica; Source: www.haxball.co

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