Happy New Year’s Day From Tbilisi, Georgia!

2018 – Review – Year of Fantastic Travel Yup, I’m starting 2019 in this little country that sits on the continental border of Europe and Asia and is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Black Sea! After Michael and I’s Christmas Mediterranean cruise, I had three days to blog about our adventures and be…

Barcelona, Spain – Last Bit of Wandering Before Flying Home to Qatar

We woke to another beautiful morning…..in Barcelona, Spain!  This is the view from our cabin…. Our luggage delivered to the airport for us, we disembarked with 2.5 hours left to enjoy the city before we took the bus to the airport! As we walked from the port, I was finally able to get a picture…

Barcelona, Spain – Sagrada Familia Basilica – View From The Top – Nativity Facade Side

This, honestly was a bit of a let down.  After walking the top of the majestic Milan Cathedral last Christmas…this View from the Top above the Nativity Facade was just that – a view!  We didn’t walk along the roof at all! We rode up 65 ft in a tiny elevator to the top of…

Barcelona, Spain – Sagrada Familia Basilica – The Passion Facade

This facade was much more grim than the other…..This facade tells the story of the passion, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.   Walking onto the facade….we were greeted with a statue of Jesus tied to a column… Looking up, above this heartbreaking statue…is Jesus on the cross…. Looking right…this is Peter after he denies…

Barcelona, Spain – Sagrada Familia Basilica – Nativity Facade

Wow….what a church!!!  We recommend buying your tickets in advance as this is a popular tourist attraction!!  We bought top view tour tickets on the Nativity Facade side. You can only enter the grounds of the basilica when your tour time starts.  Once inside – you can take your time and see everything. The eastern…

Barcelona, Spain – Sights On Our Walk To The Sagrada Familia

Our walk brought us past the Marine Museum… …..the Columbus Monument…. ….a big wooden lobster…. …..more beautiful buildings…. …gorgeous doors…. Then into the maze of side streets lined with many more beautiful buildings, colorful buildings, restaurants, old churches and souvenir shops….. ….and out to a park….Park De La Ciutadella…..here I saw my first orange trees!!!!!…