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If I had to choose my favourite city for an indulging city break, Madrid would probably rank on top of that list. I’ve only been there once, and just for a short time, but there is something about the Spanish capital that convinced me of its awesomeness in basically no time. It’s the stunning architecture on the way into town (I love the Torres Blancas and wish I could live …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Jan 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

Siestas! Yet another reason the beautiful city of Barcelona is our kinda town. After a sangria-soaked, leisurely luncheon, what better way to prep yourself for your evening shenanigans than a nice, long snooze? Venture out for a ramble around Las Ramblas, exploring the twisty lanes that make up the Barrio Gotico, La Ribera/El Borne and El Raval barrios during afternoon nap-time and you’ll notice the streets can be like a …

[ Written by Alex | 2 Oct 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

I’ve been following @nicnorgacia for nearly two years and every time I see a photo of his on Instagram I think, I must share his amazing photos with the Travelettes readers.
So finally that’s what I’m doing.
Hey, you can’t say I’m not diligent at keeping my promises. I’m just not very prompt at doing so.
Here are five reasons why I love Mr Nicanor García’s photos.
1.  Lines, lines, lines! They always match up. …

[ Written by Frankie | 20 Jun 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

There are a few good reasons why I view Barcelona through heart-shaped glasses. For starters, the inspiring architecture, and romantic balconies mean this city’s first impressions are pretty darn fine. I’m also a sucker for the shady squares filled with countless bars and restaurants that charm you into lingering afternoons of cava-sipping. The outdoor markets, quirky shops and street performers always tempt me to wander until I’m thoroughly lost. And …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Spain’s economy isn’t exactly thriving at the moment. In fact, its unemployment rate for under 25 year-old’s is at a staggering 54% (!) (the overall employment rate lying at 25%) which beats most other European countries. So that’s not a very tempting climate to take risks and turn your biggest passion into a job, right? Except that, for Silvia Cabra, it is. Silvia and her boyfriend, Javi Ruz, showed some …

[ Written by Caroline | 16 May 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Until recently, I had never been to Spain. Whenever talking to someone about Spain,  I heard about the stunning architecture of Barcelona, the thrilling bull race of Pamplona, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the volcanic Canary Islands or the party nights on Mallorca and Ibiza. But hardly anybody ever mentions Madrid. Even though it is the Spanish capital, it is barely on people’s radar. Then an invitation to explore …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Apr 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

In addition to the breathtaking landscapes, cute mountain villages, local festivals and great gastronomy, the Pyrenees can offer a lot to an adrenaline junky or one with a thirst for the slightly crazy. Often overlooked in favour of their bigger neighbours, the Alps, the Pyrenees offer as good a variety of sports (including good skiing in the winter) but without the huge numbers of tourists or hefty price tags that come …

[ Written by guest | 13 Feb 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

As a seasoned traveller often great museums and tasty food as recommended by my guidebook no longer cut it. What I am looking out for is authentic experiences to allow me to see a country through the eyes of a local so I can leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for the place I’ve called home for a few hours, days or weeks.
On a recent trip to Barcelona I …

[ Written by guest | 15 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Before visiting the Costa Brava I thought it was a place where retired men went on winter golfing holidays and as I’m not currently in the market for a sugar daddy, nor do I play golf, it’s never really been on my radar. Yet, at just over an hour outside of Barcelona, with the promise of clean clear water, beautiful beaches and great seafood it had to be worth a …

[ Written by guest | 18 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
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