Spain

Catalonia beyond Barcelona: where gastronomy meets art

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Before visiting the South of Catalonia, my knowledge of this Spanish region was limited to Barcelona. I never knew a that the popular Spanish breakfast pan con tomate (bread with tomato) originated from here, or that it’s a land rich in carob trees but most importantly that it is a place four world-class artists have in common: architect Antoni Gaudí, painte[...]

Girls Just wanna Have Sun: Cancel Winter in Gran Canaria

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The Canary Islands are well known as one of the best winter sun options in Europe being that they fall on the same line of latitude as Southern Morocco, hovering around the Tropic of Cancer, which is exceptionally temperate year-round. But believe it or not, I (a Brit) had never ventured to the Canaries before - not even to escape the icky British winter[...]

Is El Raval Barcelona's coolest neighborhood?

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I was only 19 when I first went to Barcelona. And I didn't come as tourist. I arrived with just one suitcase and €270 cash in my pocket, ready to pay for my room in an apartment I would share with 4 other people from 4 different nations. That room was in a part of Barcelona called El Raval, making up one side of the infamous La Rambla, the Barrio Gotico's ug[...]

Why Cyprus is a perfect backpacking or solo travel destination

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Contrary to popular belief, Cyprus’ tourism product is not designed only for 18-year old partying or for elderly couples’ long term retirement holidays. Just like other countries such as Spain, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and many South East Asia countries, you can design your trip around your interests and budget without any limitations. Distance and [...]

A Guide to Barcelona for Digital Nomads

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According to Nomad List, I live in the second best city for digital nomads. Only beaten by Canggu, Bali (as of April 2018), the Catalan capital is home to the third largest number of freelancers in Europe. It is, indeed, an excellent base for those looking for sunny weather and fast internet without sacrificing the lovely European charm. I’m lucky to [...]

Hotels we love: Amare Marbella

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With Berlin's endless winter weather getting to me, a spring break to the Mediterranean is what I needed desperately - and Marbella, the small city right on Spain’s Sunshine Coast, was the perfect destination for just that! The towering mountains in the back create a special climate: the temperatures never drop below 10 degrees, and to live up to the name[...]

7 Reasons I was Miserable Walking the Camino de Santiago (But Why I'd Definitely Do It Again)

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In September 2016, I walked 126 miles in eight days. For as long as I'd lived in Spain, I'd heard people talking about the spiritual experiences they'd had while walking the Camino de Santiago. It wasn't uncommon for someone to say it had changed their life. In fact, it was the norm. The Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, is a network of pathways[...]

Barcelona or Madrid - Which Spanish City is for you?

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Whether you’re a tourist spending a short amount of time in Spain or an expat looking for a city to settle in, Madrid and Barcelona can present themselves as two very inviting options. Something of a friendly rivalry has emerged between the two cities, and choosing just one can be a very daunting prospect. However, when you consider just what makes them stan[...]

10 Adventures to put on your Barcelona bucket list

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'Ser la leche' is a Catalan phrase used commonly as in 'today will be la leche' or today will be an excellent day. I couldn't agree more with this phrase as it pertains to every day in Barcelona. This Spanish city truly oozes with pleasure, passion, history, and the most exquisite tapas and vino in the Mediterranean. Barcelona is my favorite city in t[...]