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.