Over the years we have learned that it is in our best interests not to plan too much to do. We aren’t getting any younger, and we need some “quiet” time to rest and relax. Ergo we build some days into our trips where we don’t have much to do. Today was one of those days. The only thing on our agenda on this day was a scenic trip to a winery high up into the mountains.
Day 4 was a relatively quiet day, mostly traveling from the northeast part of Spain down to the south to Malaga in Andalusia, about 60 miles from the Strait of Gibraltar.
Domestic Flying in Spain
In planning our trip, we debated the best way to get from Barcelona to Andalusia. Eventually we decided to fly and not take a train or car because it would take much less time.
It is always interesting to fly domestically overseas. While we are very comfortable traveling domestically in the US, when we fly within a foreign country, we see the differences in how things work. For example: I don’t like to rush when I’m flying. I like to budget a lot of time for check-in, security, etc. Flying is stressful enough for me. I don’t want to add the concern of missing my flight to it. We left our hotel in Barcelona at 9:45 and arrived at Barcelona airport about 30 minutes later. Typically Sunday mornings are not busy times at our local airport. That is NOT the case in Barcelona, the airport was packed. However our flight is not until 12:20 and we had priority check-in so we were not concerned.