EurAsia 2017

EurAsia 2017

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Greetings & Salutations,

My "EurAsia" trip can be broken down into a ½ dozen different segments as outlined below.

Be sure to scroll down the page to check out each day as I experienced it.


PART I - Ultimate Spain & Portugal
TOWNSVILLE (Australia) to BARCELONA (Spain)
July 7th thru July 21st, 2017


PART II - Best Of Northern Spain
BARCELONA (Spain) to MADRID (Spain)
July 22nd thru July 31st, 2017


PART III - High On The Hawg
MADRID (Spain) to TERRANORA (Australia)
August 1st thru August 3rd, 2017


PART IV - Essential China
TERRANORA (Australia) to BEIJING (China)
August 4th thru August 25th, 2017


PART V - Las Vegas Of The Orient
BEIJING (China) to HONG KONG (China)
August 26th, thru August 30th, 2017



PART VI - Heading Home
MACAU (China) to TOWNSVILLE (Australia)
August 30th, thru September 1st, 2017



PRELUDE

TRIP OVERVIEW


DAY 1

Week 1
Friday July 7th, 2017
• TOWNSVILLE (Queensland, AUS) to DUBAI (Dubai, UAE)
via BRISBANE (Queensland, AUS) & SYDNEY (New South Wales, AUS)
SYDNEY ~ Kingsford Smith International Airport (New South Wales, AUS)


DAY 2

Week 1
Saturday July 8th, 2017
• DUBAI (Dubai, UAE) to LISBON (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Hotel Métropole (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ WithLocals Food Tour (Lisboa, PRT)


DAY 3

Week 1
Sunday July 9th, 2017
• LISBON (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Hotel Métropole (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Exploring The City (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Residential Flourescente (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ G Adventures Group Dinner (Lisboa, PRT)


DAY 4

Week 1
Monday July 10th, 2017
• LISBON (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Exploring The City (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Pastéis de Belém (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Mosteiro da Santa Maria de Belém (Jerónimos Monastery) (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) (Lisboa, PRT)
LISBON ~ Castelo de São Jorge (São Jorge Castle) (Lisboa, PRT)


DAY 5

Week 1
Tuesday July 11th, 2017
• LISBON (Lisboa, PRT) to LAGOS (Algarve, PRT)
ÉVORA ~ Exploring The City (Alentejo, PRT)
ÉVORA ~ Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) (Alentejo, PRT)
LAGOS (Algarve, PRT)


DAY 6

Week 1
Wednesday July 12th, 2017
• LAGOS (Algarve, PRT)
LAGOS ~ State Of Origin (Algarve, PRT)
LAGOS ~ Restaurante Adega Da Marina (Algarve, PRT)


DAY 7

Week 1
Thursday July 13th, 2017
• LAGOS (Algarve, PRT) to SEVILLE (Andalucia, ESP)
CASTRO MARIM ~ Ponte Internacional do Guadiana (Guadiana International Bridge) (Algarve, PRT)
SEVILLE ~ Exploring The City (Andalusia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ Catedral de Santa María de la Sede (Seville Cathedral) (Andalucia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ Plaza de España (Spain Square) (Andalucia, ESP)


DAY 8

Week 2
Friday July 14th, 2017
• SEVILLE (Andalucia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ Exploring The City (Andalusia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ Real Alcázar de Sevilla (Andalusia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ Catedral de Santa María de la Sede (Seville Cathedral) (Andalucia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ El Rinconcillo (Andalusia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ La Bodega de la Alfalfa (Andalusia, ESP)
SEVILLE ~ Blues Bar Sevilla (Andalusia, ESP)


DAY 9

Week 2
Saturday July 15th, 2017
• SEVILLE (Andalucia, ESP) to GRANADA (Andalucia, ESP)
via CÓRDOBA (Andalucia, ESP)
CÓRDOBA ~ Jardines de la Victoria (Andalucia, ESP)
CÓRDOBA ~ Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba (Andalucia, ESP)
CASTRO DEL RÍO ~ Diseminado Molinos (Andalucia, ESP)


DAY 10

Week 2
Sunday July 16th, 2017
• GRANADA (Andalucia, ESP)
GRANADA ~ Hotel Casa Del Pilar (Andalucia, ESP)
GRANADA ~ La Alhambra (Andalucia, ESP)
GRANADA ~ Exploring The City (Andalucia, ESP)
GRANADA ~ Catedral de Granada (Andalucia, ESP)
GRANADA ~ Plaza de San Nicolás (Andalucia, ESP)
GRANADA ~ Cuevas Los Tarantos (Tablao Flamenco Show) (Andalucia, ESP)
GRANADA ~ Plaza Cementerio de San Nicolás (Andalucia, ESP)


DAY 11

Week 2
Monday July 17th, 2017
• GRANADA (Andalucia, ESP) to MADRID (Madrid, ESP)
MADRID ~ Exploring The City (Madrid, ESP)


DAY 12

Week 2
Tuesday July 18th, 2017
• MADRID (Madrid, ESP)
MADRID ~ Exploring The City (Madrid, ESP)


DAY 13

Week 2
Wednesday July 19th, 2017
• MADRID (Madrid, ESP) to VALÈNCIA (Valèncian, ESP)
HUELVES ~ Alta Velocidad Española (Spanish Bullet Train) (Castilla-La Mancha, ESP)
VALÈNCIA ~ Exploring The City (Valèncian, ESP)
VALÈNCIA ~ Mercat Central de València (Valèncian, ESP)
VALÈNCIA ~ Puerta de Serranos (Valèncian, ESP)
VALÈNCIA ~ Plaça de la Verge (Valèncian, ESP)


DAY 14

Week 2
Thursday July 20th, 2017
• VALÈNCIA (Valèncian, ESP)
VALÈNCIA ~ Platja de Llevant (València Beach) (Valèncian, ESP)
VALÈNCIA ~ Arrocería La Valenciana (Paella Making) (Valèncian, ESP)


DAY 15

Week 3
Friday July 21st, 2017
• VALÈNCIA (Valèncian, ESP) to BARCELONA (Catalonia, ESP)
BARCELONA ~ Exploring The City (Catalonia, ESP)


DAY 16

Week 3
Saturday July 22nd, 2017
• BARCELONA (Catalonia, ESP)

BARCELONA ~ La Sagrada Família (Catalonia, ESP)


DAY 17

Week 3
Sunday July 23rd, 2017
• BARCELONA (Catalonia, ESP)

BARCELONA ~ Exploring The City (Catalonia, ESP)


DAY 18

Week 3
Monday July 24th, 2017
• BARCELONA (Catalonia, ESP) to HOSPITAL (Aragón, ESP)
BARBASTRO ~ Estación de autobuses de Barbastro (Aragón, ESP)
HOSPITAL ~ Casa Rubén (Aragón, ESP)


DAY 19

Week 3
Tuesday July 25th, 2017
• HOSPITAL (Aragón, ESP)
HOSPITAL ~ Casa Rubén (Aragón, ESP)
TELLA (Aragón, ESP)
TELLA ~ Ermita de San Juan y San Pablo (Aragón, ESP)
TELLA ~ Ermita de la Virgen de Fajanillas (Aragón, ESP)
TELLA ~ Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña (Aragón, ESP)
AINSA (Aragón, ESP)


DAY 20

Week 3
Wednesday July 26th, 2017
• HOSPITAL (Aragón, ESP) to BILBAO (Basque Country, ESP)
LIÉDENA ~ LaTorre Complejo Turistico Deportivo (Navarre, ESP)
BILBAO ~ Exploring The City (Basque Country, ESP)
BILBAO ~ The Guggenheim Museum (Basque Country, ESP)


DAY 21

Week 3
Thursday July 27th, 2017
• BILBAO (Basque Country, ESP) to SAN SEBASTIÁN (Basque Country, ESP)
& return
BILBAO ~ Exploring The City (Basque Country, ESP)
SAN SEBASTIÁN ~ Exploring The City (Basque Country, ESP)


DAY 22

Week 4
Friday July 28th, 2017
• BILBAO (Basque Country, ESP) to LOGROÑO (La Rioja, ESP)
LOGROÑO ~ Exploring The City (La Rioja, ESP)


DAY 23

Week 4
Saturday July 29th, 2017
• LOGROÑO (La Rioja, ESP) to MADRID (Madrid, ESP)
MADRID ~ Exploring The City (Madrid, ESP)
MADRID ~ Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (The Bullfights) (Madrid, ESP)


DAY 24

Week 4
Sunday July 30th, 2017
• MADRID (Madrid, ESP)
MADRID ~ Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid) (Madrid, ESP)
MADRID ~ Exploring The City (Madrid, ESP)


DAY 25

Week 4
Monday July 31st, 2017
• Madrid
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 26

Week 4
Tuesday August 1st, 2017
• MADRID (Madrid, ESP) to DUBAI (Dubai, UAE)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 27

Week 4
Wednesday August 2nd, 2017
• DUBAI (Dubai, UAE) to BRISBANE (Queensland, AUS)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 28

Week 4
Thursday August 3rd, 2017
• BRISBANE (Queensland, AUS)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 29

Week 5
Friday August 4th, 2017
• BRISBANE (Queensland, AUS) to BEIJING (Beijing, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 30

Week 5
Saturday August 5th, 2017
• BEIJING (Beijing, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 31

Week 5
Sunday August 6th, 2017
• BEIJING (Beijing, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 32

Week 5
Monday August 7th, 2017
• BEIJING (Beijing, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 33

Week 5
Tuesday August 8th, 2017
• BEIJING (Beijing, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 34

Week 5
Wednesday August 9th, 2017
• Beijing/Shanghai
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 35

Week 5
Thursday August 10th, 2017
• Shanghai/Xi’an
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 36

Week 5
Friday August 11th, 2017
• Xi’an
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 37

Week 6
Saturday August 12th, 2017
• Xi’an
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 38

Week 6
Sunday August 13th, 2017
• Xi’an/Emei Shan
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 39

Week 6
Monday August 14th, 2017
• Emei Shan
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 40

Week 6
Tuesday August 15th, 2017
• Emei Shan
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 41

Week 6
Wednesday August 16th, 2017
• Emei Shan
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 42

Week 6
Thursday August 17th, 2017
• Emei Shan/Chengdu
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 43

Week 6
Friday August 18th, 2017
• Chengdu/Yangtze River
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 44

Week 7
Saturday August 19th, 2017
• Yangtze River
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 45

Week 7
Sunday August 20th, 2017
• Yangtze River
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 46

Week 7
Monday August 21st, 2017
• Yangtze River/Liuzhou
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 47

Week 7
Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
• Liuzhou/Yangshuo
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 48

Week 7
Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
• Yangshuo
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 49

Week 7
Thursday August 24th, 2017
• Yangshuo to HONG KONG (South Central, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 50

Week 7
Friday August 25th, 2017
• HONG KONG (South Central, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 51

Week 8
Saturday August 26th, 2017
• HONG KONG (South Central, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 52

Week 8
Sunday August 27th, 2017
• HONG KONG (South Central, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 53

Week 8
Monday August 28th, 2017
• HONG KONG (South Central, CHN) to MACAU (South Central, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 54

Week 8
Tuesday August 29th, 2017
• MACAU (South Central, CHN)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 55

Week 8
Wednesday August 30th, 2017
• MACAU (South Central, CHN) to BRISBANE (Queensland, AUS)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


DAY 56

Week 8
Thursday August 31st, 2017
• BRISBANE (Queensland, AUS) to TOWNSVILLE (Queensland, AUS)
LOCATION ~ Activity (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)
LOCATION (State, COUNTRY)


TRIP SUMMARY

Sunday September 3rd, 2017
THE FINAL INSTALLMENT

TRIP DOCUMENTS

Sunday September 3rd, 2017
TRIP DOCUMENTS