Spain

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[...]

Learn to surf with Planet Surf Camp, Fuerteventura

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Hands up who can surf? If you’ve raised your hand then you will probably find this story of true novices an entertaining read. For those who are well-experienced with this physically intense and incredible balancing act of surfing, try remember back to your true beginner stages where you encountered more waves on your head and in your face, rather than under[...]

The Battle of the Balearic Islands: Which island to choose and why?

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In the battle of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza often overshadows Formentera, Mallorca, and Menorca, but the latter three can more than hold their own against the White Isle - especially when it comes to activities and architecture. Of course, if you like your holidays to come with a super club vibe, one may measure up a bit better than the other, but each h[...]

11 Things to do in Barcelona for free

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They say there's no such thing as a free lunch – I say they’re wrong! I am notoriously useless when it comes to organising my finances. I have such respect for those people who work hard, like the ants in Aesop’s fable, storing their grains away until suddenly, POW! They’ve bought their dream house with a white picket fence. Unfortunately, I am more of the g[...]