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Our cycling tour of Andalucia was a smashing success. Robin and I both agreed it was one of our best vacations ever. The combination of hot weather, beautiful scenery, athletic activity, historical architecture and good food was exactly what we needed.
The trip was not without its adventures. We took a series of trains to get to Spain and the Spanish railways went on strike the day we started towards home. Our trip turned into our own “Amazing Race” as we switched over to a long bus ride and sprinting through the metro stations of Madrid to just manage to catch our overnight hotel train with 3 minutes to spare! So much for a leisurely five-hour layover in Madrid! What made it fun rather than the nightmare it could have been is that we met another couple taking the same trains from Granada to Paris and the four of us had quite a good time throughout the day. So thanks Paul and Sarah! In the small world department, it turned out that Paul attended Imperial College doing his PhD at the exact time I was there!