The final stop on our honeymoon was Spain’s capital, Madrid, where we had three days to explore the city.
We made it back into Spain for the final leg of our trip. Along the way, we stopped in the cities of Mérida and Toledo.
We embarked on the two longest drives of our honeymoon to make a visit to Portugal. On the way, we made a stop in the city of Salamanca for an evening.
San Sebastian, or Donostia in Basque, is an attractive city located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay just 12 miles from the French border. Basque country, like Catalonia, is an autonomous region with its own language and history.
The festival of San Fermín is an annual celebration held in the city of Pamplona from July 6 through July 14.
While its most famous event is the encierro, or the running of the bulls, the week-long festival involves many other events. It is known locally as Sanfermines and is held in honor of Saint Fermin, the co-patron of the Navarre region.
Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains between Spain and France.
Ahh, Barcelona. With its pristine urban beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, delicious food and jaw-dropping architecture, there’s something for everyone.
We continued our journey south through the French cities of Toulouse, Carcassonne and Perpignan.
Bordeaux lived up to expectations. It’s a port city on the Garonne River with some of the most beautiful architecture and buildings we saw in France.
We stayed at a budget hotel, Hotel ibis budget Bordeaux Centre Bastide, located across the river. Although it was a bit of a walk to the city center, we got to cross the Pont-de-Pierre, a majestic road bridge built in the 1820s.