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July 2017

The boys flew off to Spain for a long weekend in early July 2017, almost a full 10 years after their first trip to Spain in 2007. First time it was to Barcelona and Sitges. This time it was the capital, Madrid.

Bear setlles into his comfy business class pod. A few glasses of wine, a nice meal, a movie, a couple of hours of shut-eye, breakfast and there you are: Madrid!


Royal Palace

First stop: the Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Unfortunately, neither King Felipe nor Queen Letizia were home at the time. Better give them a heads up next time you come to town.

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One of the best things about Spain is the ubiquity of shops selling churros dipped in chocolate. Nothing else quite hits the spot for a mid-morning snack, afternoon treat, pre-dinner snack or after clubbing pig out.


After scarfing down a few chocolate churros, the boys headed back to the hotel for their afternoon siesta at the rooftop pool.



The boys found that wandering around Buen Retiro Park to be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It's even more enjoyable if you can find someone to row you around the Retiro Pond.


The Palacio de Cristal ("Crystal Palace") is a glass pavilion inspired by The Crystal Palace in London. Undoubtedly the gardens' most extraordinary building it was built in 1887.


Bear felt even more at home in Madrid after stumbling upon the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. The statue, inaugurated in 1967, represents in real-life form the coat of arms of Madrid.


September 2007

The boys made their second trip to Europe in September 2007 when they headed off to Spain, spending 10 days in Barcelona and Sitges.


Some smooth talking to the Air Canada Customer Service Agent at the gate managed to secure the boys seats in the Executive First Cabin of the Boeing 777. Of course, they took advantage of all the food, wine and amenities. After dinner, Bow Wow found the time to watch a couple of movies, while Bear took advantage of the lie-flat seat to catch a bit of shut-eye to help him practise for 10 days of afternoon siestas..


BA Kiosk

After flying Air Canada to Heathrow, the boys proceeded to the British Airways kiosk to check in for their flight to Barcelona.


First Stop: Barcelona

The best way to see Barcelona for first-timers is to take one of the city's "hop on-hop off" bus tours which takes you to all the highlights.


One of the boys' favourite spots in Barcelona was the Plaça Reial, where they liked to stop for a post-siesta cerveza.



Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is full of quaint little bars where the boys quickly discovered the pleasures of cava, sangria, and mojitos.


Sagrada Familia

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia is a must-see for any visitor to Barcelona.



Sight-seeing can be tiring business and requires frequent breaks for refreshments.


Although you could spend days exploring Park Güell, the boys spent most of their time on the Serpentine Bench.



The boys took the funicular to the top of Montjuïc for a view of the whole city.


La Rambla

Taking a stroll along the Barcelona's famous La Rambla, the boys needed to be careful to avoid getting trampled.


Gothic Quarter

A bar was never far away in the Gothic Quarter.



After the hussle and bussle of Barcelona, the relative quiet of Sitges was a welcome relief.



Normally much more style-conscious, the boys opted for comfort in Sitges by imitating Scandinavian tourists.



Taking a leisurely promenade along the beach-side boardwalk.



There were lots of narrow streets and alleyways to explore in the old town of Sitges.


Bear Bar

Bear was tempted to check out the "Bears Bar" until he realized it was for a different kind of bear.


Phrase book

"Chocolate or Cheese fondue! Sounds like our kind of place, Bear!" The Spanish phrase book came in handy.


Train Station

All good things must come to an end. The boys wait for their train to the airport on their way home to Toronto.


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