First Trip to Spain - Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2021

Traveler: Don H. - Local specialist: Paula Aradas Trapote

I have an interest in Medieval history and specifically the Knights Templar. Spain's rich history includes the Templars, so it was high on my list of places to visit. Susana and Paula immediately got what I was looking for and put together a great itinerary that allowed me to not just see but experience Medieval Spain and the Templars.

Because of my interests in learning more, it's important that the local guides are knowledgeable about the history and the legends. Each of the local guides Susana arranged was excellent. Not only were each of them very knowledgeable on the history, but personable, flexible and great storytellers. It was like traveling with a good friend rather than a guide I had never met before.

The attention to detail was suburb. The detailed travel book came in handy a number of times. The hotels were great and in the middle of what I was going to be seeing. Susana kept in touch each day to ensure I knew what was happening the next day, plus she happily stepped in a couple of times to solve minor problems, like when I got off at the wrong train station. She immediately called a local taxi company to transport me to the right station and interpreted with the taxi driver.

I would be remiss in not thanking Leo the taxi driver Susana arranged for me in Peniscola. Not only was he an excellent driver, but went into the clinic with me to translate and make sure I got the right COVID test. When I forgot my passport in the hotel, he drove me back to the hotel and back to the clinic.

I know that I'll be returning to Spain as there's much more I want to see and learn about. I will definitely use the great team at KimKim again.