Thursday, July 5, 2012

So Far So Good

Everything has been going fabulously for us so far on this trip.  I'm always anxious to see my travel plans, itineraries, reservations, and daydreams materialize (or not) once we're finally on our journey.  Accommodations are, of course, always a matter of great apprehension - will they look as nice as their website photos?  Are the negative comments on Trip Advisor really true or just the diatribe of a disgruntled traveler?  Will the location be convenient?  I am thrilled to say that we are currently in lodging number three here in Spain and have been overjoyed with each and every one of them.

In Seville

In Madrid we spent two nights at Hostel Ivor - our first time in a hostel as a family - and it was perfect.  As I've mentioned before, hostels are not the shabby, drunk-backpackers' havens they used to be.  Our room for 4 had A/C and an in-room bathroom with shower.  The location on a quiet pedestrian street was a block from the Puerta del Sol.  Our Spanish-style apartment in the heart of the Seville barrio was dreamy - we didn't want to leave.  And now, at Hotel America, one of only two hotels inside the grounds of the Alhambra in Granada, it is a scenic paradise.


Trains have been timely, taxis plentiful, monuments have been open, food (and sangria!) has been terrific, and the Spaniards are so kind and helpful.  Having a great time - wish you were here.


  1. I'm a big fan of hosteling with your family. I'm glad you had a great and positive experience!!

  2. So happy that it's all working out great for you guys! Looking forward to reading about your adventures! Have a great time!

  3. Wish I was there too! :) Can't wait to hear more - enjoy the rest of your trip!

  4. Glad things are going well. Enjoy the trip, and have some sangria for me.


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