Why do I have so many questions about this Spain and Morocco trip? Do you have answers?
What neighborhood should I stay in in Madrid? Are they all really as cool as they seem? Which is the nicest and most convenient without being crazy expensive, because even though I have some money I do not yet have all of the money, especially when I’m budgeting for a two-week trip?
Do I rent a bike in Seville? I should give it another try, right? If I crash my bike again in a foreign city, will the nice people come to my rescue like last time? Or will I die on the side of the road, my legs bent the wrong way and my brains smashed out on the pavement, and no one will ever know what happened to me and they’ll assume that I ran away with the French foreign legion?
Do I skip the Feria de Abril or see it? It’ll be crowded and expensive, but that’s got to be for a good reason, right? Do other people know that they’re getting their money’s worth or do they all just go because the books say you should go? Have you been to the Feria? Was it worth it?
Should I check out Alhama de Granada? Is it worth spending an extra day in Granada to do a day trip? If I’m already going to hammams in Marrakech (probably both fancy and regular-lady), would it be redundant?
Can I take the train from Granada to Algeciras, ferry from Algeciras to Tangier Med, bus from Tangier Med to Tangier station, in time to catch the night train to Marrakech, all in one day? If I try, will I spend that day completely exhausted and stressed out that one or more legs of this trip will be delayed?
Alternatively, do I get over the fear of Tangier that I picked up somewhere along the way and just spend a day there on my way to Marrakech? Is Tangier really as sketchy and dodgy as I picture it?
Can Marrakech ever live up to the picture I’ve been painting of it in my mind for the past decade-plus?
When am I going to stop planning this thing and just book it?