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About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).

A brief glimpse of Lyon

Lyon sits where two rivers — the Rhone and the Soane — meet.  Apparently, there have been settlements here since B.C. days (to be precise, since 43 B.C. according to wiki).  These days, it is the third largest city in … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Spain

We’ve left Spain for France so that must mean it is time for final thoughts.  Once again, our final thoughts are somewhat limited, as we only visited Seville, Valencia, and Cadiz (for part of a day).  But, that has never … Continue reading

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Valencia street art

One of the best things we did in Valencia was to take the street art tour offered by Free Tour Valencia.  It was phenomenal.  Our guide clearly loved the subject and wanted to provide us with as much information as … Continue reading

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Eating in Valencia

I’m not going to lie.  I did not love the food in Valencia.  After devouring everything in sight in Seville, I was surprised at how difficult it was to get a decent meal at a decent price in Valencia.  My … Continue reading

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What to do in Valencia

We spent 10 wonderful days in Valencia.  We packed quite a bit into those 10 days.  So, what did we do? On our first morning, we set an alarm (oh, how we hate that these days) to make it to … Continue reading

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A day trip to Italica

When we first started planning our trip to Seville, we thought we would take quite a few day trips to surrounding towns.  As it turned out, we absolutely fell in love with Seville and didn’t want to leave.  So, we … Continue reading

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A day trip to Cadiz

After spending a several months in Cadiz, Kentucky (where the town is pronounced kind of like kaye deez), it was time to see the REAL Cadiz (where the town is pronounced kind of like ka dee).  So, we dragged ourselves … Continue reading

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What to eat in Seville

Seville is a food lover’s paradise.  But, first, you have to get on the Spainish schedule.  What is the Spainish schedule you may ask?  Well, first breakfast (or desayuno)  is from around 7 until around 9 and typically something small.  … Continue reading

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What to do in Seville

So, we spent far more time in Seville than I’m guessing most tourists do (about two weeks).  And, we weren’t bored for even one second.  So, what should you do? Well, let me start with the most important thing.  First, … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Mexico

We spent a month in Puerto Vallarta.  Here are some random thoughts from our time there. We were in Puerto Vallarta during the slowest time of the year (September).  Many of the restaurants were closed.  Some nights, we were the … Continue reading

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