Menorca is the most relaxing island of the Spanish Balearics. Compared to its big sister Mallorca, Minorca (how it is actually known in English) receives less influx of tourists. As a direct result of this, the landscapes are more pristine and unspoiled, making it a great vacation spot for travelers … more »
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Tapas, flamenco, wine and other Spanish flavored stuff… what’s there not to like?!
Spanish Clams taste like Summer!
Oh, the tasty seafood you can sample in Malaga! If you are ever in a coastal region of Spain and you like seafood, this is a real treat! When we traveled to Malaga, we indulged in fresh clams cooked in white wine and smothered up with creamy butter, garlic and … more »
Travel & Food in Spain: alternative dishes beyond Paella & Jamon
When trying to get acquainted with the culture of a new country using its food as way to connect, there is nothing worse than limiting ourselves to eating out in touristic places. Restaurants that cater to visitors often to do offer the full range of possible experiences. Dishes are adapted … more »
FOOD PORN: a year of Food Around the World
It has been over a year since I put together “The Yummiest Blog Post of the Year“. As a fan of food (or food porn whenever actual food is not around), I like looking at photos of delicious meals from around the world. Ethnic food, weird eats, indulgent sweets and … more »
We saw this while walking around the waterfront in Tuy, Spain. Tuy has a very pleasant area with swings for kids, some small cafes and a beautiful walk down the river side. We went there on the Day of Carmen to see the boats come out. It is said that … more »
Travel to my Country 4/4: Europe
We have dedicated the latest posts on Backpack ME to vicarious travels: we invited a series of travel and expat bloggers to take us on a virtual trip to their countries. After passing by The Americas, dipping ourselves into the Caribbean, exploring the ancient treasures of Africa & The Middle … more »
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
A trip to Barcelona is really worth it if only to see the beautiful buildings created by legendary architect Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi’s philosophy was one that wanted to fuse nature and architecture. He believed that as you never see straight lines in nature, architecture with straight lines looks unnatural. Thus, … more »
Maybe Alice in Wonderland lives in Granada… When you visit the famous Alhambra, with all it’s historically beautiful ruins and intricately manicured greenery, you truly feel like Alice could belong here. And when you climb atop a part of this monument, like the girl in today’s photo, you are on … more »
1 year on the road today!
Today, we completed one year since we left Dubai! Happy we-left-Dubai anniversary! Moving out from the United Arab Emirates meant quitting our jobs, emptying our rental apartment, selling almost everything we used to own and starting to explore the world with more time. Just the two of us. This year … more »
Gingerbread house by Gaudi
Barcelona is a city with startling architecture. Littered with the dreamy houses, parks, and cathedrals created by the mastermind Gaudi. This is a gingerbread house found in Park Guell. Gaudi took his inspiration from nature and didn’t believe in straight lines. As you can see this house is a delight … more »