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Sleep in Vasto

Il Berso di Porta Catena, Vasto

A lovingly restored four bedroom villa, with sweeping views of the sea, located near the heart of town, but on a calm, quiet street, could be the perfect place to stay in Vasto. We stayed in the “Camille’ room which I suspect was the grand bedroom and it is a lovely, vaulted ceiling room with…

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Sleeping in Sifnos

Verina Astra, Sifnos

From funky to deluxe all options are available on Sifnos. We were a celebrating group of family and friends and we went deluxe. The exclusive Verina Astra is located on one of the high spots on the island, within close walking distance to the villages of  Artemonas and Apollonia. Down a dusty white road, the…

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Sleeping in Pireaus

Pireaus is a one-night stand sort of place. More shabby than chic, the city caters to people either coming or going from the various ferries and cruises. We wound up at the Pireaus Dream Hotel. Not exactly my dream hotel, but it adequately served its purpose. Clean, comfortable, air conditioned with a spectacularly friendly and…

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Sleep in Valencia

We are open to suggestions! Where you do not want to stay: Hotel Lotelito. Location was great and that’s the nicest thing I can say. Stressed and depressed people working the reception desk. A room so small, we had to negotiate who could walk around the bed. Not even a closet or drawer for your…

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Sleeping in Madrid

Tons of hotels, air bnbs…all that you would expect from a major European city. We stayed at the Hostal Central Palace Madrid. Don’t let the word “Hostal” throw you..this isn’t your backpacker’s hostel by any means.  The hotel is discreetly set into a building that borders the massive and stunning Royal Palace of Madrid.  It’s…

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