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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 | 6 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 | 13 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 | ]

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there’s no question about that. Architecture, bubbly nightlife, sunshine, narrow streets, Gaudi, sangria and variety of cultures make this marvelous city unique and exiting. There are many gems to be found here simply by walking around – cafes, restaurants and of course shops.

In the heart of a never sleeping area called Raval, Barcelona hides one of the loveliest gift …

[ Written by Rita | 1 Feb 2014 | 3 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 | ]

Spaniards beware – a Brit is about to share with you a recipe for paella and if by the end of this you are left fuming and culturally outraged then please share with us below your secret family recipes! But in my defence (here I am apologising before I’ve even mentioned the word rice) I am a big paella lover who has eaten her fair share, and if I’m honest …

[ Written by guest | 11 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

When I was 10 my parents told me that we were going to go on holiday via airplane for the first time. I was the first in my class to ever ride an airplane, so this was big time news. Our destination: the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria to be exact. I couldn’t sleep for days ahead, my expectations were huge. And bound to be disappointed.

We stayed in a holiday home …

[ Written by Katja | 24 Jul 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

Why is Barcelona one of the most visited cities in the world? For one it’s a city that combines a great variety of different kinds of people, architecture, nature, beach, nightlife and warm temperatures year around. Flying there is cheap and the city has an easy access to many other places in Europe. The question we really must ask ourselves is: why not to go there?
Here are my tips for …

[ Written by Rita | 21 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Traveling alone can be boring sometimes. It can also be inspiring, amusing or even scary. Even though there are some bad sides to traveling alone, it can be very fulfilling, as you might discover places, you could have never imagined or you meet people, who end up becoming close friends who stay in your life for many years to come. Last summer was the first time for me that I …

[ Written by guest | 18 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
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