Author Archives: Bryan Keith

Cycling the Pyrenees in March

A little weather research indicates that March may be early for cycling in the Pyrenees.  It’s still ski season, and of course the famous Col du Tourmalet is almost guaranteed to be closed.  Kurt and I were hoping to at least … Continue reading

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Fairy tale castles in pig country

Before coming to Spain, I didn’t realize what a pig-crazy country it was.  The variety of pork sausages and salami in the markets is quite amazing.  And if you want, you can simply by a whole cured leg.  There were … Continue reading

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Treasures near Madrid, or how 100km of cycle touring takes a week

Bicycle touring Spain, finally!  I’ve wanted to go to Spain for years.  I have Kurt to thank for making it happen this year.  When he was in Antalya last fall, he suggested a one-month tour from to Lisbon to Barcelona.  … Continue reading

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Coast to coast: Guerrero to Veracruz

My family first took a Troncones vacation together in 2000.  I bet we’ve been eight times in 18 years.  We’ve always stayed at the same place, Casa Escondida, and every time we return, we’re always excited to see Inéz and … Continue reading

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New Year in Querétaro

Querétaro’s historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.  In 2008 National Geographic Traveller ranked Querétaro 13th on their list of the 200 best historic destinations for tourists.  That downtown historic Querétaro is a super place to … Continue reading

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