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Susan Alves Oct 26, 2015 at 07:24 PM

I'm so excited and all ready for my trip to Portugal.

Sharon Barthel Sep 29, 2015 at 10:10 PM

Susan Alves,

I will also be on the Oct. 31st Portugal trip. I look forward to meeting you!
Sharon Barthel
Susan Alves Sep 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Sharon Barthel, how exciting. I look forward to meeting you as well. I'm coming from Dallas, TX where are you?
Sharon Barthel Sep 30, 2015 at 12:04 PM

I'm from St.Paul, MN but I will be on the Paris Independent Tour before the Portugal trip so will arrive Lisbon on the 31st.
Susan Alves Sep 30, 2015 at 12:18 PM

well, your travels sound wonderful. looking forward to meeting you sent a private massage as well

Nancy Erdly Aug 13, 2015 at 08:03 PM

thinking about it nancy erdly

Susan Alves May 30, 2015 at 10:55 PM

I'm going on this Portugal trip 10/31 to 11/9. Is anyone else going then.
Martin Fried Jun 24, 2015 at 04:19 PM

Martin Fried Jun 25, 2015 at 08:47 AM

I am going, but leaving from Miami
Susan Alves Jun 25, 2015 at 01:09 PM

Wonderful!! I look forward to meeting you, Martin. I think the trip will be great

karen cassin May 24, 2015 at 04:13 PM

Hello- I am going on Best of Portugal 10/8-10/17 leaving from JFK. would love to hear from others

Pamela Syfert May 09, 2015 at 03:30 PM

I am taking the "Best of Portugal" trip September 29-28. Would be interested in connecting with others on that trip.
Pamela Syfert May 09, 2015 at 03:33 PM

Sorry for the typo. The trip is September 19-28, 2015.
Inga Vesik Aug 18, 2015 at 07:30 PM

HI, My husband Jay and I will be on your Portugal trip.

Linda Bursack Mar 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

We're also taking the Portugal program but plan on heading to Road Scholar's Balkans program after that. See you soon in Portugal.
Lin and Barney Bursack - San Antonio
Rebecca Dixon Mar 23, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Linda, since you said your are "also" doing the Portugal program (I assume you mean between May 2-11) does that mean you are doing Independent Barcelona the week before Portugal?
Linda Bursack Mar 23, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Hi, Rebecca, "also" as in "us, too!" But we've enjoyed Barcelona on earlier
Linda Bursack Mar 23, 2015 at 12:08 PM

. . . trips and always made lots of time for visiting Gaudi's architecture. Nothing like it in Chicago!

Toni Kestenbaum Feb 16, 2015 at 03:47 PM

For free time when in Barcelona, take a train day-trip to Girona. It's a wonderful little town with a spectacular modern museum covering the history of the Jewish community there (prior to the Inquisition). It doesn't matter whether you are Jewish or not! We missed visiting Figueres, and regreted it (great Dali architechture). Also, eat a Taller de Tapas, preferably the one near the Cathedral, though there are others. Also, shop at a little Danish chain store, "Tiger", pronounced "Tee-Jay". Enjoy! Barcelona is the very best!!

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