Spain Travel Guides for Backpackers

Mallorca: Top Places I Would Return Here For

With my excited friend Barbora, we visited Palma de Mallorca in Spain for 3 days trip. Can you imagine walking through lovely streets and holding the fully-tasting ice-cream? For me, it simply was the holiday feeling I came here for :). Check out the old city center We saw not only […]
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Calpe: Sun, Beaches and Views on the Costa Blanca

Situated on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain, you could be forgiven for overlooking a trip to Calpe due to proximity to bustling Benidorm, but if you give it a chance; I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed. Famed for the Peñon de Ifach which dominates the coastline, long sandy […]
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Sights to see in Winchester, UK

Anyone interested in English history would be a mere amateur if they haven’t yet visited Winchester. Filled with historically significant buildings and statues, Winchester is the ancient former capital city of England, at least, before William the Conqueror was crowned in London in 1066. Though now resigned to being a mere county […]
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5 spectacular European beach destinations

With sweltering temperatures and unbearable heat waves, sometimes the beach is the only place that makes summer tolerable. Beach towns (or cities) are the ideal summer destination for any kind of traveler, offering both sight seeing and relaxation in the same place. Read below for the perfect sun-soaked beach spots. […]
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3 of Spain’s most underrated cities

Everyone’s heard of Barcelona, and of course Madrid, but how about Cáceres? Or Cartagena? Here are some suggestions of the most underrated cities in Spain to make your next trip not only unforgettable, but also jealousy provoking for all of your friends. Cartagena Located on the Mediterranean, Cartagena is overshadowed […]
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Discover Kenya's Magical Paradise-The Diani Beach

Visiting Kenya and exploring its magnificent ecosystem should be on the travel list of any tourist.  Kenya offers a fantastic tourism package including nature reserves, numerous game parks, botanical gardens, white sandy beaches, tropical and savannah forests and a rich culture that accompanies the country’s rich historical past.  For many […]
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Five Things You Must Know About Italy

  Deciding to move to Italy for a year was not an easy choice since well, I have to admit that I haven’t been steady for the past six years. Been travelling and exploring for quite a while, so after having a study experience in Poland for half a year […]
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Best Art Spots in Barcelona

Capital of Spain and the largest city of Catalonia, Barcelona is a city filled with endless attractions to discover. About 8.69 million tourists visited Barcelona in 2018, being ranked as the 17th most visited city in the world. Barcelona is also known for shopping, its culinary, the FC Barcelona Museum, […]
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City Break In The “Sun Coast” Of Spain – Malaga

Have you ever thought of living in a city where the sun is up around 320 days per year? Well, until last year I was not aware there is such a city only 3 hours away from my home country, Poland! Intrigued? Keep on reading…   Last summer an opportunity […]
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Rural life and nature: know more about santa eulalia, spain

Santa Eulalia Somera is a town belonging to the municipality of Arnedillo, in the autonomous community of La Rioja (Spain). It is an ideal place for rural life and nature lovers. But also for those who want to disconnect, do outdoor activities, or simply enjoy the local gastronomy. Tranquillity and good […]
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5 things to do in Tenerife

Last October I traveled to Tenerife. Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands in Spain. About the island, I will just say AMAZING. This was the best vacation for me so far. We stayed for 10 days and I will say that 10 days are not enough for Tenerife. The […]
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Most authentic things to do in Barcelona, Catalonia

Barcelona is probably one of the best cities to live in Europe. I am French and I have lived in many places, including other areas of Spain. But Barcelona is by far my favorite! I moved here in 2010 and I still discover new and charming corners every day! A […]
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San Telmo: historic neighborhood in Buenos Aires

No one should leave Buenos Aires without visiting the historic neighborhood of San Telmo in the southern area of the city, which still maintains the essence of its years of splendor and charm: cobbled pavements, narrow sidewalks, and classic-style buildings. Wandering around its streets is an undeniable and unforgettable trip […]
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A Day in Spain's Wine Country: Travel Guide for Logroño, La Rioja

Spain is a country you can find at the top of any travel list. Most of us have either visited, or know someone who has visited Barcelona, Sevilla, or Madrid. But this country is vast and has so much to offer outside of the bigger cities. One hidden gem I […]
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What to do, see and eat in Ávila, a medieval city in Spain

Although I am not Spanish, I had the privilege of seeing Ávila through the Spanish eyes. In other words, I had my own local guide! My boyfriend was born and spent most of his life in this historic place. I only spent one year there, but it was enough to […]
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Bilbao on a budget: Take a family stroll around the city sights

The approach by road to some Spanish cities appears to be as much of an experience as being in the cities themselves – sweeping along the Autovía del Noroeste towards Madrid, for example (until it started reminding me of the A3 through south-west London, that is). Now I most certainly […]
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Best places to visit in The Basque Country

The Basque Country is an autonomous community in northern Spain. Its nature bears no resemblance to the rest of Spain, this region overflowing in green rich landscapes thanks to its humid oceanic climate. Right from the start, I decided that one day I will have to live here, as this […]
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Madrid: Top 10 Things to do in Paseo del Prado

The Prado Walk is one of the oldest and most important boulevards in Madrid, both for its cultural and historic value. For centuries it was one of the edges of Madrid, and it was used as a recreational space for its gardens and fountains. Nowadays it is still one of […]
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Must see underground places in Barcelona

It is said that there are as many different experiences to be had in Barcelona, Spain, and as a recent visitor, that’s incredibly true. Barcelona offers you from the most high-class hotels, expensive brands and exclusive night clubs to the cheapest 12 bed dorms, second-hand shops, and underground pubs. With a population of […]
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5 non-touristy curiosities for Barcelona lovers

Small, but infinite. Even after checking all the must-see spots, even if you are visiting the city for the third time, even if you live there! Barcelona always has yet another treasure waiting to be discovered. And the fact that you can get almost everywhere walking makes it even better. […]
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Traveling with our lady dog through the sunny south of Spain

To those who don’t know Spain is divided into regions, one of them is called Andalusia, and it’s located in the South. This region is subdivided into 8 provinces ( Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville) and I can proudly say that I’ve been in all of […]
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A Perfect Two-Day Itinerary in Seville, Spain

With its yellow-accented buildings, painted tiles, and balconies full of flowers, Seville is one of the most colourfully romantic cities in Europe. This southern Spanish city is a beautiful blend of Moorish style and classic Spanish character. Because Seville is a relatively small city, it is possible to see most […]
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Top 4 Bucket lists to tick off in Spain, Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol (literally meaning coast of the sun) is a travelers’ paradise located on the southern part of Spain along the coastline of Malaga Province. Every year, Costa del Sol enjoys in excess of 325 days of sunshine that have made it the perfect destination for people targeting a […]
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Madrid: An overview of emotions and experiences

This article on Madrid is a descriptive about the cultural capital of the Spain and its first impression on the visitor. Hope this read helps you in discovering the city in a better and adventurous way. Madrid: A buoyant metropolis Madrid, a city of cheerful maniacs. A city that gets you […]
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Slow Travel in La Alpujarra, Andalusia

Let’s make the detour, we thought, so we forked right off Southern Spain's A-44 motorway towards La Alpujarra. A friend’s mother lived in a tiny village called Atalbeitar, and we made plans to visit her for lunch. We stopped on the A-4132 just past Orgiva to buy a bag of […]
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How to get to Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar) is the second most important place to visit in Rio de Janeiro after the statue of Christ the Redeemer. This is written in all guidebooks, but for me, it is the first! I am ready to climb this mountain at least every day. For a […]
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Must See Places in Barcelona, Spain

As a Mediterranean lover and a bit of a history and art nerd, I must say that Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in Spain. Rich history, museums, tapas and sangria under the Mediterranean sun is a strong combination. You only need a small walk in the city to […]
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Andalusia in a week

Spain is a wonderful country. It amazes you both with its nature and its architecture. The food is divine and the people are kind and generous. With the great hospitality and the amazing views all around you, there is no way you wouldn’t like to go back there at least […]
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A Guide to Barcelona – heart of Catalonia

People often begin by asking, how many days are adequate for Barcelona? What should be my travel Itinerary? And probably search for a 4 days or 5 days itinerary. However, that doesn’t do justice to the city. Let me take you for a walk and while we are at it, […]
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Why Lloret De Mar, Spain, should be on your bucket list

If a carefree holiday, basking in the tropical sun whilst laying on the beach sounds ideal to you, then Lloret De Mar, Spain, should definitely be a staple on your bucket list. Located approximately two hours from Barcelona, this lesser known location in Spain is famous for its various beaches and seaside […]
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Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

The first time I stepped off the ferry in Palma de Mallorca, I was amazed by the architecture and beauty this city has to offer. I really fell in love with this city, and I still am. The port is a vast scenery of yachts and boats of all sizes. […]
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Top 11 Things to Do in Tenerife

If you think Tenerife is just clubs, bars, and all-inclusive resorts then you are completely wrong. However, you should step out of your luxury hotels and explore this incredible Island. Tenerife is considered to be the most populated island on the seven Canary Islands and it is situated north of […]
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5 Things You Can Do In Zaragoza In One Day

Zaragoza is definitely one of my favorite cities to visit because of its beautiful architecture, its deep history, and its food. In comparison to the other well-known cities of Spain, such as Barcelona and Madrid, Zaragoza is quite different. I found it to be quieter and more mellow, at least […]
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5 Reasons to Travel to El Salvador in 2019

Hello Everyone! Have you started planning your vacation for next year? Are you trying to decide whether to go to a paradisiac beach or reconnect with yourself up in the hills? Well, then you are in luck because in this article I’m going to share with you a place that […]
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Southern Spain Coastal Town: Nerja, Spain

Welcome to Nerja, where the mojitos are strong, the nightlife is vibrant, and the culture is rich. Take in its beautiful scenery as I take you on a brief glimpse of my time spent in this must-visit coastal town. Nerja, Spain is a destination that was introduced to me by […]
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Best parks and rooftops in Madrid

If you are a person who loves summer you might think Barcelona is the best option in Spain but Madrid has also amazing activities to do and the best part at all is that many of them are for free. As a person who has lived in Madrid for 1 […]
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The golden beaches of Porto Santo

One of the things I love the most about Portugal is the diversity of landscapes. Some years ago, I had the chance to go on vacation to Porto Santo, the little island of Madeira archipelago. In spite of distancing only 68km from the Madeira, this island couldn’t be any more […]
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Discovering Sevilla, Both On and Off the Beaten Track

Seville, Spain – or Sevilla, as the locals call her – is one of my favorite cities on the planet. I studied there for a year of my undergraduate and have returned several times since. I have spent many a charmed day wandering the labyrinthine streets. Sevilla is a city […]
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The best landscapes in the Canary Islands

7 islands! But which one to visit? Indeed it’s hard, they are all very peculiar. Then why don’t you visit several or maybe all of them? I can give you two good reasons to convince you. First of all, the connections between the islands are very easy, either by plane […]
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Top things to see and do in Palma, Spain

Ah, Palma! Despite being a widely famous city (particularly for its spectacular beaches), the capital of Mallorca, in Spain, is still truly unknown by most. Truth is, it’s a small city, add extremely coquette and energetic to that, but you’d be gladly surprised to see how many different things await […]
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A Weekend Trip to Madrid, Spain

Spain is a very popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. The country is 505,990 square kilometers large, making it the largest country in southern Europe. The population amounts to approximately 47 million, with a bit over 3 million living in the capital- Madrid. Madrid is the […]
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Time Traveling Through The Historical City of Seville

After three long months of intense work, I knew I would not last for long if I did not take a much-needed break. I wanted a sabbatical in which I could travel back in time, and Seville was definitely my top choice. While learning Spanish these past three years, I […]
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Best things to do in Barcelona, Spain

Spain is a country with many beautiful cities; however, Barcelona is one of my favorites. Barcelona is a great and energetic city with plenty to do from Gaudi to Messi, morning adventure to night exploring. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be able to explore this city. While there […]
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Hiking Scotland's Isle of Skye: Dramatic, Spellbinding Scenery

I’d spent a fairly long time carousing about in Spain, soaking up the sun, when I decided what I really needed was a sobering dose of Scottish downpours to bring me back to reality —a more literal kind of soaking, if you will. I kid, I kid. In spite of […]
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Holiday on the Costa del Sol

At the end of June, my partner and I left for our first holiday of the year. This time, we decided to visit south of Spain, the area called Costa del Sol. I checked the weather forecast ahead of our departure, and it looked great – sunny weather was guaranteed! So […]
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Cabo de Gata: Volcanic mountains and beautiful beaches

Getting there Having selected the Isleta del Moro for our short stay in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, we drive down from the stunning and remote Sierra Magina. Our route takes us through the ever-increasing white plastic vegetable and fruit growing houses that have overtaken a great part […]
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A Travel Guide to Lisbon

After living in Lisbon for almost 10 months and going for 12, I am no expert in guidance, but will say that I have gained a somewhat whimsical perspective in the city. After this long journey with many bumps and unexpected events, I have already lived in 4 different locations […]
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Sierra Magina: Limestone mountains, olive groves, ancient history

Enjoying a glass of wine in the sun in Ubeda Getting to Sierra Magina As our flight to Spain descends into Malaga, we marvel at the stunning white villages and steep-sided hills awash with olive trees on the lower slopes of the Montes de Málaga – the mountain range to […]
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A local's guide on how to enjoy your stay in Barcelona

Whether it be for a weekend trip or a longer adventure, Barcelona is the perfect location for travelers who want to get to know a fresh and colourful city that is full of energetic people who spend most of their time outside. Barcelona is such a popular destination for adventurers […]
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Ibiza: 5 Places to Find Peace on Spain's Party Island

Spain’s ‘White Island’, so-called for its prosperity in salt production, has gained a reputation for wild and drunken nights out. If that’s not your thing Ibiza could seem a bit intimidating, right? Don’t leave it off your destination list just yet, though, because this island in the south of the […]
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Local secrets to eating in Barcelona

Barcelona is not just a city worth seeing, but also worth tasting! One of the many ways this Spanish city will make its way to your heart is definitely through your stomach. I’ll reveal you all the secrets I learned from living in this city as a local for my […]
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The 7 Best Restaurants in Madrid's Trendiest Neighborhoods

Avoid tourist traps and dine like a true madrileño at these seven best restaurants in Madrid found throughout the Spanish capital’s most up and coming neighborhoods. Photo: Architecture in Madrid’s city center If visiting Madrid for a short amount of time, it could be difficult to avoid the hundreds of […]
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What to see in the city of Granada?

Granada is the capital of the province that has its same name, within the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. Yes, you guessed it, in the country of Spain. Granada is a great city, perfect for those weekends where you do not know what to do, perfect for those weekends where you […]
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Top 5 Attractions in Madrid

Madrid often stands in the shadow of Barcelona, but 48 hours will give you a taste of the Spanish capital that will leave you hungry for more. From the iconic Prada museum to fun food markets, stately Palacio Real to the nightlife of Gran Vía, Madrid is a metropolitan hub […]
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6 months in Madrid: best places to visit

When I arrived at Aeroporto Barajas, one of the biggest airport and crossing point in Europe, I was 20 years old. I had just two big luggage for which I had to pay an additional charge. I have never been able to respect the baggage allowance as I’m used to […]
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Top 5 must-see places in Valencia, Spain

You are in Valencia for some time and still, don’t know where you’d like to go? Here is my ultimate list of top-5 must-see locations one needs to visit while in Valencia, Spain. 5. Plaza de la Virgen ‘Plaza’ is the Spanish word for ‘square’, and you will definitely need […]
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Mairena: Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Alpujarras

Terrace and view at Las Chimeneas, Mairena, Alpujarras, Andalusia, Spain Stepping back in time Mairena, in the La Alpujarras, foothills to Spain’s highest mountain range the 3479m Sierra Nevadas, is one of the hundreds of famed Spanish ‘white villages’ visited by hoards of hikers and tourists across the summer months. […]
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Salvador Dali's Museum is So Surreal

This past weekend, I was trying to think of things I haven’t experienced yet in my current city: Tampa, Florida. Florida seems to be a popular destination for people visiting the USA, but most visitors come for beaches or theme parks. I was looking to do something else. I was […]
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A day in Avilés, the port town of Asturias

Avilés, a diverse port town Avilés is a small port city in the Asturias province, with a population of less than 100.000. It is located between the Asturias Airport (OVD) and Gijon, the largest city of Asturias, and is only a 30 minute drive from both. You can find beautiful […]
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A Guide to Atzaro Spring Festival in Ibiza, Spain

The island of Ibiza in Spain is best known for its booming party scene. Every year the island hosts some of the world’s best DJ’s and entertainers, making it one of Europe’s favourite summer party destinations. From May until October the clubs are bustling and the beaches are overrun with […]
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Northern Spain: Thermal Baths and the Best Octopus in the World

People often spend months planning travel. They’ll research cities, read through brochures, formulate a fool-proof itinerary, book everything. However, if there’s anything I learned from my trip to the north of Spain with my friend Mareike, it’s the beauty of flexibility. The only real planning we did in advance was […]
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A Historical Tour of Zaragoza

Zaragoza The city of Zaragoza is often overshadowed by its bigger and busier counterparts. But if you have ventured into Spain before for its stunning architecture, local food, extravagant traditions and rich history then Zaragoza will not disappoint! The history in Zaragoza is extremely varied and has something to offer […]
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Andalusia Travel Guide – Treasures of Southern Spain

Welcome to Andalusia! Sun rays are kissing my skin, a warm breeze is playing with my hair in the rhythm of waves splashing on the rocks. The vibrant music I was dancing to last night still resonates in my ears and makes me want to refresh some flamenco steps I’ve […]
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Puerto Galera: The Lesser Known Paradise Port

Puerto in Spanish means “port” and in the Philippines which was under the colony of Spain for several years, two provinces proudly bear the word in their names: Puerto Princesa and Puerto Galera. Undoubtedly, Puerto Princesa in Palawan is more recognized with its Subterranean River National Park named as one […]
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10 Ideas For Day Trips In The Province Of Malaga, Spain

The region of Malaga, in southern Spain (Andalucía) and its capital with the same name, are extremely popular all around the year. In winter mainly because of its mild climate (with an average maximum temperature of 17° Celsius in both December and January) – in summer because of its beaches. […]
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Things to do in Barcelona

One of the capitals of the Mediterranean sea, Barcelona is nowadays one of the most visited cities in southern Europe. The Catalan capital is famously known for being the home of one of the best football teams, Football Club Barcelona but also home of Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona has a lot […]
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Valencia! Spain's hidden gem

When you think of a trip to Spain the usual places always pop up.. Barcelona.. Madrid.. maybe even Ibiza for you party people out there; well I’m here to tell you Valencia is the place to be! Now I could try to convince you by telling of how the city is […]
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Visit Jaén: Andalusia’s Hidden Gem

When you think of Spain, do you think of sunny beaches, tapas and sangria? That’s what I thought too…until I moved to Jaén. Jaén is the most northern region in Spain’s most southern province, Andalusia. It is also one of the lesser known regions in the south. Unfortunately, there are […]
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A Weekend in Madrid for the Poor Hipster

Guys, I’ve been there… cringed as I typed “Hipster + my city of choice” into Google in an ashamed effort to find something to do in my next destination that won’t also include 100 other tourists. Truthfully, some of my best travel experiences have been ones I jotted down from […]
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Madrid : San Isidro 2016

Sights, sounds and smells of San Isidro 2016 Madrid's top festival for their patron saint! Spain is known for its fiestas and San Isidro festival is celebrated each year across the city of Madrid, on the weekend closest to the 15th of May. Madrilenos celebrate San Isidro, the patron saint […]
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Getting to Valencia on a budget

My Exciting Trip To Valencia Or All The Troubles Of Getting There   How it all started or the beginning of my Spanish journey In the past year, travel has become a huge part of my life. And surely when summer came to an end I started looking for a […]
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Bilbao from industry to art

I went to Bilbao expecting nothing. I was going to visit a friend of mine that moved there with her family and did not care about the tourism I could do there. But when I got there and after some previous recommendations, I discovered one of the most beautiful and […]
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Cadaques – the paradise in the north of Catalunya

The perfect escape for one day or more in the north of Spain I work as  a children´s entertainer in La Pineda, Tarragona and in my day off I was looking for a short escapade. Last year, some local friends told me about this small fishing town, which is considered […]
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The best hikes in France: Cassis and Les Calanques

A month ago two friends of mine invited me for a trip to the south of France to celebrate my PhD degree. We visited about two places every day starting from Orange to Perpignan. I had an existential crisis when trying to pick just one place to write about. After careful consideration and needing […]
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Fun Things To Do At Olympic Port- Barcelona

  The Olympic Port or Puerto Olimpico- Barcelona was built in 1991 and only appeared recently in tourist guides. It is however one of the busiest places in Barcelona, Spain. What can we see? What can we do there? Ok, let’s visit. But before, let’s dive in its history. Olympic […]
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5 reasons why…Why you will fall in love with Barcelona

This summer me and my friend decided to leave our jobs, studies and other duties for a while and fulfill one of the long-standing dreams. We packed our backpacks and started a three-week trip around Europe. Our first travel destination was Spain. Hashtag of this voyage was #vickychristinabarcelona. Yes, due […]
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5 Reasons to Visit Barcelona

Freddie Mercury couldn't have sung it better: “Barcelona – Such a beautiful horizon/ Barcelona – Like a jewel in the sun/ Something in Spanish, Something in Spanish/ Viva Barcelona.” After visiting this gem of a city, I was sorely tempted to write a serenade of my own (or learn Spanish) […]
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Sunny Side Up: An Insider's Guide to La Gomera's South

After years in the shadow of neighbouring Tenerife (sometimes literally, thanks to the 12,198 ft peak of El Teide), the Canary Island of La Gomera, Spain, is finally showing up on mainstream traveller's radars. Tipped as one of 2017's top up-and-coming destinations, this little island offers far more than it's […]
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Eurotrip- A Graduation Trip Guide

For a Stress-Free trip Even though some are beginning to do trips around Asia or America, Eurotrips are the most traditional to do as a graduation trip They consist of going around Europe for about a month, for 3 or 4 days in each location, and getting to know what […]
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Birthday in Spain (Valencia)

Spain is amazing and more so, Valencia. As one of my favorite places to visit, I would like to share my point of view and my birthday experience with you all. First of all, you should know that people there are warm and will help you with anything you need, […]
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Granada: You and the Alhambra have stolen my heart.

 I lived in Granada for two years from 2013 – 2015, and I often go back and forth from my home in Seville. Granada had embraced me and told me I was home before we moved to Seville due to my husbands' business. My heart is at peace when I […]
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Salamanca: The Golden City

When I found out I was going to be studying in Salamanca, I had no idea where I was going. All I knew was that it was in Spain and I was stoked to finally be studying abroad. Before living in Salamanca, whenever I thought of Spain, Barcelona and Madrid were […]
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Walking around the magnificent city of Girona

  When talking about Spanish Catalonia most people imagine sunny beaches and warm sea. But I want to tell you about one amazing city in which you will not find any beach or sea. The city where you will find a river though. The city with beautiful architecture and good […]
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Fez: the most genuine and historic Moroccan experience

Wait, what is Fez again? The city of Fez is still not the most obvious choice when considering a trip to Morocco; that can be explained by the still growing travel industry (not as many riads as, let’s say, Marrakech), an airport with a more limited set of connections, the […]
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Gibraltar: The Rock With Many Mysteries

Located in the farthest southern point of Spain, Gibraltar lays just above the equator and only a 45 minutes ferry from Morocco. Gibraltar is a small British colony with a population of approximately 30,000 people and a massive lime stone rock. That is why it is known as “The Rock” […]
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Barcelona: the city of excitement

As you may hear many times, Barcelona is not a boring, quiet city. I've been there myself once and I instantly fell in love with it. The people and their openness, bring the most courageous, wild and relaxed side of you. It's an amazing experience to be there and feel […]
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Schwarzwald: An Indian in the Black Forest

As a little girl, I used to pretty much salivate for those delicious slices of the ever-famous Black Forest Cake- fluffy, liqueur-rich whipped cream and black cherries sandwiched between intense chocolate sponge, topped with a generous helping of cocoa shavings. Talk about heaven! So you can imagine the sheer delight […]
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Adventure to Peechon Cove

I have lived in Trinidad and Tobago all my life and I have yet to discover all of its interesting places. Peechon Cove is one such place; a hidden gem among the many hiking spots on the island. Until a few weeks ago, I did not know such a place […]
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Touristic vs. real Morocco

This trip has a special place in my memories, since it was my first solo travel ever and without any exaggeration – a life changing experience. This article (same as my trip) consists of 2 parts: my volunteering project (here I will share my impressions on culture, cuisine, locals..) travelling tips (I will […]
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SPAIN: EAT, PLAY AND DANCE IN BARCELONA

My trip to Barcelona commenced unplanned and eminently chaotic. Initially, I was going to Girona in Spain but thanks to the unbelievably heavy traffic jams in Paris, I missed my flight for the first time in my life. I had to find a very quick alternative plan when I reached Beauvais […]
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Casa Batllo: a must see in Barcelona!

Welcome to Barcelona! Barcelona, a beach city in Spain that if you talk to those who’ve traveled to Europe say it’s a must see and I 100% agree. There is something for literally just about everyone. Futbol fans have Camp Nou, food lovers have hundreds of great restaurants from beach […]
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Living the perfect day in Madrid, Spain

Joaquin Sabina sings, “A mitad de camino entre el infierno y el cielo, yo me bajo en Atocha, yo me quedo en Madrid.”   Well, let me say the songwriter is totally right; you will discover it once you meet Madrid personally. Beautiful, multicultural and completely funny, Madrid is one of the biggest cities in Europe and is artistic in every possible way. Spain's capital is open to thousands of tourists and students from around the world, giving Madrid its very bold flavor. As a big city, Madrid needs many days to be known completely. However, let's focus on how to live a perfect day, given that you don't have limitless time in the city.  Whether you are by yourself or with some friend, lover or perhaps a family member, Madrid is a city that you can enjoy no matter how you are traveling. For me after living there for some months as a student and two years before, visiting as a traveler, I can say: Madrid […]
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Corfu – The green Greek Island

Corfu is the Greek Island on the north west side of the mainland. As they say, it is the greenest island of Greece! I admit that there are a lot of beautiful views all over the island! The Island is good to visit if your aim is to relax In […]
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Birdwatching in Greece – Lake Kerkini

Birds and nature   Birdwatching is becoming a passion not only for the devoted biologist, but also to “common people” who love to travel, explore and mix nature with history. Such a place is Lake Kerkini, situated in the Macedonia region of Greece, just 40 kilometers from the border with […]
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Mexico, Peña de Bernal, The Biggest Monolith on Earth

One of the Best Beauty Spots around Mexico City When you live in a huge place like Mexico City, you have to learn how to survive without going crazy with millions of people around you coming and going each day on the street. Of course the city has its own […]
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Sailing the Strait of Gibraltar

Where? Gibraltar Ceuta (Spanish Morocco) Estepona When? August – Hottest month, averaging 25°C January – Coolest month, averaging a mild 14°C We travelled in August can be very hot when venturing inland, however out on the water the wind tends to cool you down and you don't notice the heat of […]
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Eating in Pai, Thailand

One of the main reasons I love to travel so much is the food!  Every country, every culture, expresses itself in the myriad of ingredients, spices and herbs they use in their cuisine.  Food is a trademark of every region around the globe; it distinctly defines a group of people and […]
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Barcelona : Falling in love with Catalunyas capital

Have you ever been in love? Yes, I thought I had too. Until I arrived in Barcelona. It was love at first sight and I can still remember how my heart pumped when I sat on the bus on my way to the centre. Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya, the […]
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Conquering Paria the Perilous & Turtle Rock: Trinidad and Tobago

If the thought of hiking miles and miles of rocky terrain that ebb and flow like angry waves in a storm excites you, then this is the hike for you.  It’s a three-hour long journey (one way) depending on your level of agility. The trail is a brutal test of your […]
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Andalusia in Autumn

When we think about ideal time for travelling, spring and autumn are immediately coming to our mind. Why? Well, the weather is excellent. Temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. Worrying additionally whether you should bring coat that day or thinking how you are freezing can distract you from […]
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United Kingdom love it or hate it

The begining After five years living (or surviving) in London, I guess I got an idea of how the United Kingdom and the British are like. I must say, when I moved to the UK, I was a young Spaniard running away from the recession in Spain and looking for […]
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Mexico City: the Metropolis of Fire, Stone and Water

An Introduction to Mexico City I lack the words to describe Mexico; despite the extensiveness of the English language I know not the words to describe the emotions, the images and the joy that engulfs me when I hear it named. As I was finishing high school I struggled to convince […]
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Playa Guigui: the mystical beach of Gran Canaria.

Eight years ago, I spent nine months studying in the island of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, an archipelago belonging to Spain situated off the coast of Morocco. The Canary Islands are a beautiful corner of  Earth to visit: vivid traditions, unspoiled wildnerness and an eternal […]
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Meeting Mexico for the first time

Mexico City Where does one start, when it is the very beginning of a backpacking journey? I certainly did not know. The only thing I knew that gave me both anxious thrills as well as excitement thrills, was the fact that I had a ticket that said Mexico City on […]
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Welcome to Quito – The place where the GPS marks 0,0,0

Visiting the place where the GPS marks 0,0,0 For my first  article I want to talk about the place where the GPS marks 0,0,0. Also the place where I live and my hometown. I live in Quito the capital city of Ecuador.  Quito is located at 2800 m above the […]
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The Oldest Tavern in Sevilla, Spain

SEVILLA, SPAIN My sister and I decided to meet up in Sevilla, Spain for a week as a break from our independent holidays we were spending in Europe. I was spending several months around the south of Spain in Andalusia while she was galavanting in Paris with a couple of […]
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Time Out in Lisbon

As a Flight Attendant, I always visit vibrant cities with at least 1 million people around me. Although I do like to be surrounded by tourists and locals with each their own story to live, I also like to take time off now and then. Checking out of people, traffic, […]
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On The Road To Mallorca Beaches on a Budget

A trip to Spain may seem expensive to you, but you'd be surprised at how much money you can save. I'll cover some ways that you can have a pleasant vacation in Mallorca on a budget. It truly doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg. A fulfilling […]
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Trujillo: Peru's northern gem

Many people think of Peru as Macchu Pichu and the Andes mountains, which are certainly a gem in the world, but when coming to Peru, most tourists miss out many other hidden little gems that are spread out throughout this wonderful country. The North of Peru has many of them, […]
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Try to feel Lisbon

Have you ever been in Portugal? This summer i have luck and visit this fantastic country! Country, which situated in western part of Europe, was my little dream for a long time, but finally i found the way how to get there. Firstly, let me told you a bit about […]
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Trinidad and Tobago: How to eat like a local

  It’s easy to get carried away by the beauty of the Caribbean especially the little island of Trinidad and Tobago. Although located at the tailbone of the Caribbean arch, Trinidad and Tobago is still every bit of the tropical paradise that the Caribbean is noted for: the beaches, sand […]
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A Frolicker's Guide to Madrid

Tapas and Vino.  I've been living in Madrid, Spain now for just over two months, and if I were to use two words to describe my time here, those are the ones I would chose. So many tapas…and SO much wine. Speaking of wine, it's shocking I don't have a […]
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Anchoring at Cascais

[single_map_place] Cascais [/single_map_place] Arrival It was 02:30 in the morning when I dropped the anchor amongst other boats at the anchorage at Cascais. The night was dark; it was close to new moon, only the street lights from ashore, the navigation marks, some of the boats’ anchor lights and the […]
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5 Months in Europe: First Stop Madrid

The Journey Begins! So after a year of saving, and surprisingly very little forward planning, my girlfriend and I left our stable jobs in London, dusted off our trusty backpacks from our previous South East Asia trip and once again reduced our personal effects to what we could carry on […]
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Precious diamond of Andalucia – visit Granada

For me, a girl from northern Europe, all the countries in the south look so appealing. The warmth, the southern friendliness, palms on every street corner and beautiful seaside. These four things are the key to perfect holiday. That is why few months back I decided to pack my stuff […]
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Santo Domingo: traffic chaos and the Dominican passion

HISPAÑOLA AND SANTO DOMINGO Avenida Espana looking towards the city For all of you who are not completely sure what or where that is; Santo Domingo is in the capital of the second biggest island in the Caribbean, right after Cuba. The island is now officially called Hispañola, due to Peter Martyr […]
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Girona: Heart of Catalonia

Heart of Girona Part I This summer i had an amazing experinces on visting some parts of Europe. And the main place in this journey was Girona. This beautiful old city with his magnetism attracts me so much,so i decided to visited it live. From Barca to Girona I arrived […]
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Things not to miss in Malaga

I've travelled several times in Spain, mostly to Barcelona and Madrid. And I immediately loved this country. Everything from Spain sounded good to me : the artists, the typical food for tourists (Sangria, Touron and Tapas), the sonority of the language … Then, my admiration for this country and its […]
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‘Road tripping Mallorca, Europe’s paradise island’

“Drive a little slower, Don’t matter where we’re going to go now Drive a little slower, Not ready to go home.”                                                           […]
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Istanbul smells so divine

Olfactory journey through Istanbul Introduction Istanbul smells divine, and why wouldn't it? Lodged between two continents it is the breeding ground for some wonderful sights but also some fantastic and unique scents. From the smell of warm greasy Donner meat dripping down the vendors knife to the smell of Turkish […]
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A trip to the small sister of Ibiza – Formentera

A trip to the small sister of Ibiza – Formentera When you compare the Formentera island to the other three big islands in the Balearic sea, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza, All in Spain, you think that there is something wrong with it, as it is not offering the visitors the lifestyle […]
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Barcelona: Between dream and reality

Magic and Legends of Barcelona When we say there is one magic city that can awaken all your senses, lead  you into a state of complete infatuation, whether you are a gourmand, football fanatic, artist, sailor, mountaineer, historian, shopaholic, air-monger, most of people would think that such a paradise could […]
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Spain – El Camino de Santiago de Compostela

A life changing journey El Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a magic journey. I thought I would do it just to check my bucket list, but after I finished it I was thinking how can I manage my life routine in order to be able to do it each […]
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Mactan Shrine Lapu Lapu City, Cebu

Mactan Shrine, Lapu Lapu City Cebu Mactan Island is an island of Cebu in Philippines. It is located a few kilometers off the coast of Cebu and is connected to the mainland with the Mactan Mandaue Bridge and a second bridge Marcelo Fernan. Location of Mactan Island […]
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Toubkal mountain – Southwestern Morocco

Mountain Toubkal From my childhood I did learn in school about Toubkal Mountain, or Djbel Toubkal like as Moroccan people call it, I learn it is the highest mountain in Morocco and North Africa and second highest mountain in Africa with 4167 metres (13671 ft) of height.I get older and i am start to going to trips, i did visited […]
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SPAIN: DISCOVERING THE CITY OF VALENCIA

I wanted to dedicate this article to show you my own city in SPAIN: Valencia. Some advises about how to discover best places to visit and also best places to eat! BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT VALENCIA: Geographic  location: East coast of SPAIN (Mediterranean Sea) Size: It is the third biggest city […]
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Canarian food: where to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Where to eat local and seafood in Las Palmas? Food is any substance, mainly plant and animal based, consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. We have to eat to survive but also we sample and taste for pleasure. The quality of produce as well as service makes it […]
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ITALY: The Getaway in Rome

ITALY: Places you must visit when in Rome. The Colosseum The Roman Forum The Pantheon The Trevi Fountain The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore   Italy has always been my dream place, specially Rome. I constantly find myself wondering about ancient Roman times and about all the things that took place in […]
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Celaya, Guanajuato: a sweet city in Mexico

Everywhere there are little cities that don't look quite interesting. Tho, they have little spaces that can make a difference, where we can spend a while and watch around, listen music, be with friends or get to know some culture. Celaya is definitely one of those towns. About Us If you […]
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THE TOP 20 MOST SPECTACULAR PLACES TO WATCH SUNSETS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS

Canary Islands is made up of seven islands, geographically closer to Africa that of Spain. However, the climate of the islands is completely different to that of the rest of Spain. Is conditioned by the trade winds and the azores high, the proximity of the islands to the African Coast […]
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Barcelona: The city of my dreams

Barcelona: the city of my dreams. There are some events in our lives that change one forever, those moments that you treasure in your mind. Well, mine was one year ago. Since I started university, I dreamt about studying abroad in Europe. Specifically, I wanted to study in Paris, but […]
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Finisterre, Galicia: The End Of The World.

Once upon a time… there was a girl who always liked to start telling stories beginning from the end. I visited Finisterre at the end of my walking journey throughout Portugal and north-west Spain, starting from Lisbona the 21th of July and arriving in Santiago 25 days later, following the […]
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Peru:Trujillo – City of eternal spring

Peru: Trujillo- City of Eternal Spring Most travellers come to Peru to visit Lima and stay for sightseeing in southern part. However, there is so much to see in North as well. Trujillo is definitely one of the places where you should spend a few days. The most tempting reasons […]
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Canberra: Festivals 2016 part 1

I recently moved to Canberra, Australia 7 months ago, and besides museums and other things I have enjoyed, today I will like to share my experience in the diverse festivals here. This first part is from festivals that happened between February to September, as you can expect during winter is […]
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Gibraltar in a Day – A Taxi on the Edge

Gibraltar, a little piece of the UK clinging stalwartly to the bottom of Spain. The great Rock looks out over a narrow Straits of Gibraltar, where the north coast of Morocco lies only 14km away and well-visible on pretty much any day. This passageway is Pillars of Hercules; ancient gateway to […]
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Barcelona: A Guide From The Inside

Barcelona: Catalonia, Spain You might say I am biased, because I obviously live here for a reason, but it's doubtless; Barcelona is the perfect city break location. The city is alive with tourists at all times of the year, keen to experience the buzzing city ambience. A unique place enriched […]
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La Graciosa: A Hidden Paradise in the Atlantic Ocean

I recently had the pleasure to spend some amazing days at one of the most unique places I have ever had the opportunity of being to. La Graciosa (whose name means “The Funny One” in Spanish) is most definitely a small paradise in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the far […]
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Your Official Guide to Traveling Around Alicante

Last semester I studied abroad in Alicante, Spain for four weeks. This was easily the longest I had ever been out of the country and the thought of learning a foreign city on my own was terrifying. Luckily though, I gained enough confidence to go out and explore. By the […]
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Almeria: paradise of beaches and coves

Almeria: paradise of beaches and coves In the south-east of Spain, this place is not the most touristic destination of the country, but it is worth a trip here. I remember when I left home, I was 18 and I was prepared to start the University and a new life […]
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5 reasons to come back to Granada, Spain

May 2016. It’s seven o’clock in the morning as I board with my travel companions in the bus that will take us from the frisky Seville, to the Moorish city : Granada. We've started the road trip around Andalusia 3 days ago, when we decided we will leave our hometown […]
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6 WORTHY THINGS TO DO IN MADRID FOR FREE (TIPS FROM A LOCAL)

If you are planning to visit Madrid but you have a tight budget, here you have 6 activities you can experience for free:   SUNSET AT DEBOD TEMPLE If you want to enjoy the best sunset in the city, don’t miss it! This magical Egyptian temple situated in a park […]
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Salamanca: My Timeless Home

Starting Point I think I must admit I was a little a lot nervious. Of course , this was not my first time living in a foreign country, far away from the comfort of living with my mother and sister, but there was an extra excitement that kept me waiting, […]
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THE KEY TO BARCELONA – GETTING THE SENSE OF THE CITY IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS

THE KEY TO BARCELONA – GETTING THE SENSE OF THE CITY IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS: PART 1, TASTE Hearing this name of the Spanish city, travellers associate it immediately with the works of Gaudi. This is 100% true and worth seeing. Last week we travelled to Barcelona twice while […]
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Island Hopper – Fuerteventura

Spain – The Canary Islands: Fuerteventura General Information: The popular Canary Island of Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canaries, with it being 60 miles long (100km) and 18 miles across (30km). The best way to travel the island is by car as it's the quickest and also […]
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Discover Bellagio, where the two branches of Como Lake starts

Bellagio is a very small city near Como which is situated on a promontory where the two branches of Como Lake starts. The city is very nice and the lake view is fantastic! Bellagio How can I reach the city of Bellagio?   There are various […]
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The best of all in Sevilla!

In april 2016 I was planning a weekend away with my friend in the Netherlands.
We were planning on going in the beginning of June for about four days. We didn't want to go too far, something in Europe would be very good! The choices are enormous but we would prefer […]
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Top seven things to do in Sarajevo

Anyone visiting the Balkans has learned how welcoming and happy this region of Europe actually is. In contrary to many misinformation, the Balkan peoples are amazing hosts, which ever so often even become a traveler's friend. The small country this article will tell you of is Bosnia and Herzegovina. It […]
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How to become a “local” in Valencia?

La Comunidad Valenciana in Spain is a region south of Catalunya, south of Barcelona. Although we might know some stereotypes about Spanish people, Valencians will prove most of them wrong…well, not all, but it’s still a nice surprise. Provided that you are not going in the hottest time of the […]
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Bragança: hot land, cold land

Bragança skyline   Tradition and modernity. Those are the words that describe Bragança, a lovely small town in the countryside of Portugal. Distant from the most famous cities – Lisbon and Porto – Bragança is located in the northeast of Portugal, in the region of Trás-os-Montes, […]
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Dating Abroad: Meeting the “One” while Traveling

  Everyone secretly hopes that the love of their life will be waiting for them when their plane lands. Or better yet, that their special someone will be traveling with them to an exciting new city sipping complimentary white wine and picking out favorites from travel guides in flight.   […]
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Discovering the north coast of Gran Canaria

If you want to avoid the mass tourism on this beautiful island, your first tought should be to go to the North. In this area the ocean is wild, the coast line is black, jaggy vulcanic stone, the weather is changing every day, the winter is rainy, the summer is […]
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10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MALAGA

1. Nobody speaks English Well, not actually anybody – only 90% of people. But no need to worry! Málaga's waiters (camareros) know a couple of words in tens of languages – and literally everyone you meet will try to help you out, even without understanding a single word you say! […]
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Back to the Future in Alcala

 Alcalá de Henares – Located closed to Madrid Small enough to visit all in one day, great enough to leave the impression that inhabitants are proud of its full glory. Town Alcala de Henares, one of the oldest cities in Spain is located on the river Henares, 35 kilometers northeast of the city of Madrid, historical […]
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Brisbane: All that you should know about this icredible city

  Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is the third most populous city in Australia. I've been living here for almost two years and have had many experiences and many different feelings from the beginning until now, I want to share all that I have found here with everyone who wants […]
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Valencia: where to write a book!

I recently visited Spain. All of his history, his tapas, his wines, his huge cathedrals, his Spanish speaking citizens, his sublime sceneries, his thousand of helado flavors, etc.  All of these and much more have contributed to make me fall in love with this country. Furthermore, between the amazing castle […]
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Spain : Exploring history in Granada

“Spain : Exploring history in Granada” Granada; not the biggest, neither the most famous city in Spain but absolutely one of the most beautiful and historical cities of Spain. Located in the south of the country, the city existed for a long time under the influence of the moorish empire. […]
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Premier Party Destination in Spain : Marbella & Puerto Banus

My favourite party places in Marbella & Puerto Banus I’ve lived through some of the most wild, unimaginable, unforgettable nights in Marbella & Puerto Banus. Overpacked Ferraris being stopped by the police at 4am, cars breaking down between Nikki Beach and Puerto Banus, spontaneous trips to other countries the night I […]
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Mallorca: A family vacation

Mallorca: A family vacation Last summer (summer 2016) my family and i went to Mallorca ( Spain , Cala d'Or. ) for the first time, we booked our apartment and plane tickets not that long before we went. We booked last minute, also really unexpected but we decided to go […]
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Barcelona: where idealism and reality become one

  Travelling is what feeds my soul. The moment I hop into a bus, plane or whatever means I find to move long, my heart starts a rhythmical beat of excitement and my soul leans comfortably on the seat, smiling and ready to see what's new.  

Want to discover a real Spanish culture? Come to Córdoba, Spain.

The must-experience while in Spain The vast majority of people in case of choosing Spain for their destination plan their trip to Barcelona or Madrid (not to mention such places as famous destination Lloret del Mar or Ibiza where people leave the country without having felt the real face of […]
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Tips for Traveling on a Tight Budget

There is a quote that I heard when I was younger by one of the most controversial and, I would argue, interesting American novelists of all time, Ayn Rand: “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” I realized recently that for me, happiness is to travel. Happiness […]
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Mallorca

Mallorca After a lot of sprinting through airports, living out of suitcases and language difficulties I can say with certainty that Mallorca is my favourite place in the world and am happy to now call it my home. Mallorca while having a renowned reputation central to Magaluf and its antics […]
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France: 5 places not to be missed around Toulouse

Toulouse is located in the South-West of France. This city has a lot to offer in terms of culture, history, gastronomy and outdoor activities. However, if you come to visit the “Pink City”, there are five nearby cities that you should not miss out during your trip to France. 1. […]
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Cadaqués: The magical city

Cadaqués is one of the most famous cities in Catalonia, but maybe not everybody knows why. This is a mediterranean city in the north of Spain, almost in the border with France. It's located in the 'Costa Brava' between Roses and Port de la Selva, just two hours far away […]
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BARCELONA: THE OBVIOUS GEM

I don’t know you, but for me, one of the most challenging things to decide when planning my next trip is actually choosing where to go. Relax in the mountains after a long day of adventures, sunbath in a beautiful sunny beach, indulge with the best of the local cuisine, […]
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Târgoviște: where Dracula was born

I was born here. A small town in an East-European country, called Romania( the fourth latin state along with Italy, France and Spain, having a Roman descent). Short history lesson: in 105-106 a.C, the original romanian people, the Daco- Getae, was conquered by Romans and they started being influenced. Across […]
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Portugal – Famalicão A City in the North

Famalicão Here is where i grow up. Where i studied, worked and lived (this last year i´m in Romania for a EVS project). I was thinking in write about some adventures that i had here but they were so many that i couldn´t decide. If it was in other countries […]
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Spain: Cycling around Catalunya

What most of the people see in their minds when we think about vacation in Spain is probably a quite simple image – sun, beach, palm trees, parties, shopping on La Rambla and visiting La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Those who have already been to this country during the summer […]
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Siestas, Tapas and Sunshine in Madrid

                            Siestas, Sunshine and Tapas In September 2015, I packed all my bags, got on a plane and took a leap of faith.  I was off to start my new life in Madrid and I was nervous, […]
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Girona: why this city is a must-see

If I say “Catalonia”, which city will come to your mind? “Barcelona” is the answer that most of the people would say. However, I am going to introduce you another city, not far from Barcelona, although. Girona is also one of the most important cities in Catalonia. Located in the […]
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Toulouse: “La ville rose”

Toulouse: “La ville rose”   Here we are, in the so called “La ville rose” a cause of all the buildings with an orange-pinkish bricks, so when you see the city with a wide angle you can see it pink. Toulouse is one of the most important cities in the […]
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Santiago de Chile: The Basics

To understand Santiago de Chile as a touristic place, we have to see it under the light of day and night, from heights and from the ground, in the simplicity of a coffee in a quiet neighbourhood and in the frenzy of the city life. After all, is the capital […]
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A Short Stay in Seductive Seville

I visited Seville at the end of March, before the infamous summer heat stifles the city. The best way I can describe Seville is in the words of an old man I met in the Jewish Quarter; “Seville is slow. It isn’t like London or Paris. Seville feels like when […]
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Spain: Lost in the Northern Spain

When I say Spain, what things floats in to your mind? Let me guess, sun, sangria, señoritas and long beaches. Well, you are completely wrong! Now you are probably thinking I am a complete loonie. Everything listed above is correct when talking about the touristic, southern parts of Spain, but […]
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Madrid : First days in the capital city

Few words about me and my arrival in Madrid… Moving to another country was an opportunity for me to discover a new culture, new people and amazing places. Indeed, even if Spain and France are neighboring countries, they still have different habits and culture. So that's why I've chosen to […]
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Granada – The last Moorish city in Spain

I like to get lost, when I visit a new city. I expect the unexpected, and I always have the most exciting experiences when I’m not planning ahead. Granada is one of the best cities to get lost in. A historic city with a warm ambiance, Granada is one of […]
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San Sebastián: An Foodie Paradise in the Basque Country

When you think about Spain, what are the first places that come to mind? Let me guess—I bet you thought of Madrid, Barcelona, and maybe even Valencia or Seville. Well, that’s hardly surprising. Those are indeed the largest cities in Spain, after all. Let’s move away from these major cities in […]
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France, Mimizan Plage

France, Mimizan-Plage In this blog I will tell you about my holiday and work in France, a great beach place called Mimizan-Plage. Mimizan is located in Aquiataine, south of France and only 1,5 hour from Spain.   How I met this beautiful place.  The first time I went to Mimizan […]
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Salvador's Catalonia: rocks, wind and Lebanese cuisine

Northern Spain, Catalonia included, is bit of a riddle. It has never experienced the influence of the caliphate, it is locked in by French Pyrenees on one side and by the sheerness of the Balear sea from the other. In Spain, the regions of the north lack the frivolous familiarity […]
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The Book of Soria

The Book of Soria is a guide to what you should be doing at every point of the day in a small Spanish city that can be found on the elevated plains of Castilla-Leon. According to Spanish standards, the weather in Soria is crap (aka there are definitive seasons, although […]
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Mauritius: Somewhere In the Very Middle of the Ocean

An Island Where African, Indian, French and British People Live Together When my friends first got the idea of going to Mauritius, to be honest with you I didn’t even know where this country was in the world. I had no idea that it was going to be one of […]
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Águilas, the carnival city.

There are a lot of carnivals in Spain, maybe you had already hear about the carnival of Cadiz, is apparently the most famous in the country, but let me tell you about this small town in the south, that besides its celebrations, is located in the beach and has it […]
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Seeing Seville

Let’s face it, Spain is a sought after destinations for every type of traveler. The north offers a haven for the outdoorsy adventurers, while the beaches of Barcelona, Ibiza, and Cadíz await the beach bums who needs a few days away from reality. And we cannot forget about the history […]
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Barcelona Express: Two Day Itinerary

Welcome to the hidden magic of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). As Saint Augustine recalled, if the world is a book, those who do not travel stop at the first page. So, we have just 2 days. Don’t panic. As a Tourist Information Office Assistant in Barcelona, it is a great pleasure […]
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VOLUNTEER AND TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR FREE

Are you tight on cash but want to travel around the globe? Well it is possible. No experience necessary. All you need to have is an open mind, the willingness to try something new and a positive attitude. Whether you you want to take a short holiday or a big […]
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Grenade, a little big city (1/2)

  [caption id="attachment_16888" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A view of the Cathedral from Albayzín

  Grenade, as little city as a big one at the same time. Full of places to discover, and no doubt with an amazing historical and cultural background. Grenade is a city that amazes you at first sight […]
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A Hippie's Journal of: Seville – Andalucía

A Hippie’s Journal of: Seville – Andalucía Ah! Seville .. the city of Tapas, Gazpacho, Flamenco and those famous juicy Oranges. As you stroll down the narrow streets in the old centre of the city, you will be amazed at what Seville has to offer you. The abundance of History […]
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Visiting Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia Getting there There are three airports you can fly to: El-Prat, Reus and Girona. El-Prat is located just outside the city and is perfect if all you want to do is visit Barcelona. Reus is part of the province of Tarragona and 100km away from Barcelona, flights […]
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Paradise de Mallorca

Cathedral de Palma Not having any great desire to visit Spain but wanting to be in warmer weather for the long weekend, I booked a trip to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Little did I know I would absolutely fall in love with the Spanish lifestyle combined […]
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Kep: Cambodia's sleepy beach

Think “Cambodian coastline” and most people mention popular seaside town Sihanoukville, but travel seventy-five miles east and you will arrive at the sleepy town of Kep – a serene spot to relax by the sea. Sunset over Kep beach

Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol.

A bustling Spanish town located approximately 24kms from the City of Malaga, Fuengirola is a popular destination for British holiday makers seeking a sunshine retreat from the mundane 9-5. A once small fishing town now aligned with busy bars, restaurants and an National Geographic award winning zoo – Fuengirola is […]
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Alcala de Henares

Alcala de Henares, Spain For the past few month's I have been studying in Alcala de Henares, Spain. Living in this historical city has been very beneficial in teaching me to appreciate the cultural things in life. I have always been someone who is materialistic in some ways and enjoy […]
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Granada, Spain: Where so many forms of beauty meet

Book tickets in advance. If you want to see the Alhambra (and trust me, you do), book tickets in advance. For anyone visiting the astonishing city of Granada in southern Spain, this is the first piece of essential advice you will need. Whatever else you do in preparation for your […]
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Guadalajara, Mexico: Unfiltered

[caption id="attachment_16188" align="alignnone" width="259"] Plaza Fundadores in the centro historico

Celebrating this infamous Mexican holiday catrina style Catedral Basílica de la Asunción de María Santísima (AKA: Guadalajara's main cathedral) Bonding with the local street vendors in the centro […]
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