|Subject: returned from Spain and Paris|
Hi during the returned flight Paris -Miami I wrote down what in my opinion
turned out to be the best of our trip, and wish to share it with you:
Itinerary: Madrid, Cuenca, Albarracin, Toledo, Trujillo, Caceres,Plasencia, Avila, Madrid, and Paris.
Transportation, Delta , Air France, rented car, train hotel Madrid-Paris
Paris, side trips: Chartres, Vaux le Vicompte and St Denis, Basilique.
Best Hotel of this trip: Parador de Plasencia
Best hotels ( taking into consideration the price/quality : Hotel Victoria in Trujillo, Hotel Villa de la Reina in Madrid, Hotel Le Clement in Paris ( only when staying in the larger rooms)
Best Meals Price/quality: Posada Tintes,Casa de comidas al estilo propio y casero c/Tintes, Cuenca, Owner Mr. Angel Montoya Checa. in Paris: Le Royal des Landes , PARIS 75020
Most charming restaurant: La Closerie de Lilas, Blv de Montparnasse , Paris La Veille maison, Chartres
Best cafe: Les deux Magots
Most exciting new destinations: Caceres, Vaux le Vicompte
Most unpleasant moment: One dishonest taxi driver in Madrid, ..only one, the rest?,,,, they were honest, professional and even charming.
Good service , : PARIS Shuttle. punctual and professional. Reassonable, 2 persons door to door, 30 euros.
Best transportation choice: buying the Cart Orange in Paris. Not only for saving some euros but for convenience in taking buses. WE took the bus most of the time. The train -hotel from Madrid to Paris.
Beautiful moments: Celebration of the Day of the Saint Virgin Mary in Notre Dame de Paris, a sang liturgical ceremony .
Best sight:Avila at night from the 4 Pillars in the road to Salamanca.
Most honest person: the maid at the Parador Avila in which returned untouched a bundle of cash that we left by misstake in our room.
Most beautiful landscapes: the sierras, hills, water falls, around Cuenca and Albarracin.
Most helpful persons: most everybody we asked questions in Spain and also in Paris.
Best show: Theatre in Madrid, Son Solo 60 anos
It was a very nice trip, good weather, ...glad to be back home too, Graziella, Miami Beach.