Subject: Re: Spain
Judy, Any visit to Spain should include a few days in Barcelona. One of my favorite cities on the planet. Whether you are drawn to architecture, great dining, fun shopping, history dating back a millenia or more, or just a vibrant city, Barcelona fills the bill. The Catalans are a friendly welcoming people with a melodious language. Plus visiting Catalonia (or the Basque Country or Galicia) will help the foreign traveler understand that Spain is not a homogenous nation but consists of a number of autonomous communities.

John in San Diego