9. Al Andalus

Hola Special Agent and welcome back to your search for the missing Golden Ticket. Where are you off to next? Ok, here are some hints...tasty tapas, frilly flamenco dresses, alluring architecture, beautiful beaches...ah yes, you know your stuff, it’s spectacular Spain! You’re heading to the Andalucia region and travelling on board the luxurious Al Andalus. 

“¡Salud!” You raise your cocktail as you’re introduced to your new familia for the week. This includes your fellow passengers, all eager for the adventure ahead, and the crew who will be looking after you on board. The train oozes glamour & elegance. A stewardess leads you to your new home for the next week, your suite. There’s plenty of space, with a sofa, a table and an armchair. You spot a wardrobe, perfect for hanging up the new clothes you purchased on your recent shopping spree (because, when in Spain), and a full private bathroom.   

In the evening you devour a multi-course gourmet dinner in the restaurant car, followed by some vino in the bar car whilst listening to live music. You stay up much later than usual…because hey, you’re on Spanish time. When you get back to your suite, the sofa has been converted into a spacious double bed with a single red rose resting on top. The train is parked at a train station at night, so you get an incredible night’s rest. 

A return journey from the region’s capital Seville, you experience Andalucia’s passion, culture, art, landscapes, architecture and gastronomy. The week is packed with many highlights all planned out perfectly out for the train’s guests, including a visit to one of Spain’s most visited monuments, the Alhambra. Travelling by train gives you a unique vantage point. It’s a history lesson through the centuries and a true journey for the senses.  
 
As the train heads back to Seville, you check your list of travellers to ask about the missing Golden Ticket. The next person to speak with is Anna, a friend you’ve made on the train over the last week. You ask Anna if she remembers her conversation with the thief. “I remember they corrected me as I thought the city they were heading to was the capital of that country, but it is not”  

Although it’s only been a week, it feels like you’ve known your new amigos for a lifetime. You exchange email addresses & it’s adios for now. Special Agent, make your way to Barcelona for our next journey. There is a direct high-speed train which will get you there in 5.5 hours, or you can stop over in Madrid on the way. ¡Chao! (Bye!) 

What now?

  • Take our Al Andalus quiz and go into the draw to win a 3 month Yoga streaming membership with MOVE Yoga, valued at $420, to be drawn on 19 May 2020.
  • Read the previous story & complete the quiz (if you haven't already) so you're in with a chance to win a famil.
  • Check if you were the winner of the 'Switzerland' quiz.
  • Put all the clues you have uncovered together so far and see if you can narrow down the location of the missing ticket. Get your colleagues on board. 

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