Spain

8 must-see places on a road trip through Catalonia

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You’ll already be well aware of Barcelona; Catalonia’s cool and trendy capital where Gothic mazes lead you to hole-in-the-wall tapas restaurants, sweet sangria, kooky architecture and hidden bars…  and with over 7 million tourists heading to Barcelona every year, it’s high time to venture out and see some of the stunning countryside that wraps the city edges[...]

How to Spend 48h in Barcelona

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Ever since I moved to Italy - and undeniably before that too - I have developed a growing fascination with Southern European culture. My curiosity and passion probably stems from all the amazing food I’ve been eating, or simply just the way I spend hours walking around and people-watch in each place I visit. The vibe of this area is truly intoxicating. Anoth[...]

10 Off-the-beaten-Path Things to Do in Madrid

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Madrid has no shortage of sights to see, from the Prado and the Reina Sofia Museums to Buen Retiro Park. Any guidebook worth its salt will tell you to visit the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, and the Puerta del Sol. And you should definitely see those places. But what about all the amazing sights you don’t read about in the guidebooks? You better believe [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Andalusia

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For a French citizen like me, Spain usually means affordable, easy and enjoyable holidays. So it’s not really a surprise if every summer, I feel like half of my country’s population deserts our territory and heads south, towards the Spanish beaches and cities... But though it can sometimes feel overwhelming to hear your mother tongue everywhere in a foreign [...]

5 awesome things to do in Mallorca

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There is so much more to Mallorca than drunk Germans and endless parties in the hedonistic resorts of El Arenal and Magaluf - at least, that’s what I’d been told. Nevertheless, this Spanish island in the Mediterranean was never a top priority on my list of holiday destinations, but after I got the chance to spend a short trip there recently I quickly reali[...]

7 Reasons to Visit Ronda, Spain

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Spain greeted us - in best fashion - with miles and miles of dusty copper mountains and a bright blue sky. I immediately fell in love with the small, rural town of Ronda as our train rolled into the station. And that was just the beginning. One short mile beyond the station was the place I had been dreaming about and furiously Pinterest-stalking for months o[...]

How Valencia's Street Art is Kicking Ass

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The one thing I loved most about Valencia was getting to speak to a bunch of local creatives who are really passionate about both the city and their art. Jaume Gómez Muñoz is one of them, he guided me through the city's most iconic pieces of street art. He holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Valencia and is an expert in urban art and graffiti. [...]

Why Valencia Should Be Your New Favourite European City

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Maybe it was because I had so few expectations or little time to think about it, but Valencia won my heart by storm. The Spanish seaside town literally had everything I could have wished for: parks, great cafes to work and read in, passionate artists who are up for talking to strangers (me), a lively street life, awesome food - and a chill atmosphere. There'[...]

Exploring La Alpujarra - A Secret Place in Spain

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What if I told you that I have discovered a place, where you can still find peace and quiet, where you can hear the sound of silence and where nature is unspoilt and pure? Beautiful clean water running in streams and rivers makes this lush and fertile land a dreamland for walkers. Wild camping on mountain plateaus, the feeling of being on top of the world, a[...]

Top 10 Places to Surf in Winter

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It’s time to trade in that heavy winter coat and those miserable days spent hibernating inside for a neoprene onesie and a trip to the beach. Who says surfing needs to be reserved exclusively for summer? Why not make the most of the ocean 365 days a year? Some of the best swells occur during the colder seasons, and these great conditions aren’t the only perk[...]