Subject: Northern Spain
Barcelona is such a fabulous city. Take the bus tour (I think it's called Bus Turistica)of the Gaudi architecture. Plaza de Catalunya near the top of Las Ramblas. It drops you off at each of the sites (Segrada Familia, Parc Guell and more), and each 30 minutes or so another bus comes by to pick up those ready to move on to another site along the route. Barcelonetta is interesting (great restaurants for paella) as is Tibidado Park (especially for view). Of course the most fun is to roam the tiny streets of Barcelona, stopping for tapas and soaking up the ambience. Don't miss the Picasso Museum and the wonderful market on Las Ramblas.

The Costa Brava is beautiful...the coastline is breathtaking and we found hotels very reasonable. Cadques was charming when I was there a decade ago. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Jane Indiana