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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 | 9 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 | ]

My heart was beating like crazy when I saw the sign: „SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA“…  I had the feeling that this was MY PLACE. Two months earlier I had put my surfboard on the roof of my small Opel Kadett in order to start my first real roadtrip, which led along the beautiful, vast coast of France and found its end in the fascinating and diverse Spanish coastal area. My …

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

Back a few years, during an Erasmus semester I spent in Barcelona, one of my big plans was to take all the money I had left after those 6 months, grab my suitcase and go traveling around Spain, with Andalusia as my main destination. That plan didn’t really happen due to some unexpected robberies and too many cocktails in the Catalan capital. But second chances do come along sometimes and …

[ Written by guest | 11 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

Isn’t it nice when your expectations are exceeded? No. It’s not nice. It’s Wonderful. Wonderful with a capital W for W Hotels. Such was the case from the moment I checked in at W Barcelona until the second I left begrudgingly pulling my case behind me through a lobby decorated with reflective disco ball style walls.
This was my first experience of W Hotels, a brand owned by international hotel giant, …

[ Written by Frankie | 17 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

When a little while ago I joined my friends on a spontaneous short trip to the north of Spain, I didn’t know much about the Basque Country, except that people there wore cool hats. Right before landing, the first look out of the airplane window let me know that this part of Spain would be totally different from what I had expected. Beautiful green mountains, tiny …

[ Written by guest | 23 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Spain is probably one of the most diverse countries I know. On one hand you have the Balearic Islands with their party people AND gorgeous landscape. On the other hand you have the Canary Islands with their eternal spring and gorgeous landscapes.

However, both are completely different to one another. And then finally there is the mainland with fascinating cities like Madrid, Seville or Barcelona, with little in common with its …

[ Written by guest | 5 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Italians are known for their fabulous shoes, French women for their elegance, and who can forget about the fantastic royal wedding dress of English princess Kate earlier this year? Different countries as well as time periods are associated with different styles and fashions. I can spend way too much time looking at my favorite streetstyle blogs from around the world or admiring the costumes of the actors in old movies, …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

I have been to Palma de Mallorca a couple of times already. Despite the ongoing cliché of drunken, half naked people sipping sangria through giant straws out of red buckets the Spanish island has a lot to offer. When visiting Majorca, I mainly enjoy life in the South of the island, a big glass of Horchata in hand, overlooking white beaches, turquoise sea and swaying palm trees. But believe it …

[ Written by guest | 12 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
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