The fact that monarchies still exist at this day and age, feels ridiculous to me. We can discuss that on another occasion. But there is something that strikes me even harder than the existence of these royal families that, by right of birth, are superior to the rest of us … more »
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Tapas, flamenco, wine and other Spanish flavored stuff… what’s there not to like?!
Granada in the south of Spain is a beautiful city where you will find a distinct fusion of middle eastern and western culture. With the Al Hambra, a massive and opulent moorish castle and it’s gardens overlooking the white houses around the city, you’ll find a unique mix of Spanish … more »
The fruits in Santiago de Compostela, Spain make me hungry! Colorfully arranged to lure in passing strangers, these fruits are definitely forbidden!
I believe this post will be helpful to those who are looking for 3G internet access in Portugal and Spain. Lets start right away! Portugal We were in Portugal in November 2011 – at the time, Vodafone had the best 3G package that we could find in terms of … more »
Unless you have a special fetiche for ball-scratching voyeurism while dining… I would recommend against this restaurant! Les Quinze Nits is placed very close to Las Ramblas in Barcelona: in such a touristic site you don’t need to try very hard to have a crowd, so I guess … more »
(read Spanish road-trip part 3/4: Andalucia here!) Madrid: final stop before crossing the Atlantic Being the capital of Spain, Madrid has a lot to offer, but we didn’t really spend much time there. This was basically our last stop before heading to Cancun, and thinking about the sunny … more »
(Read Spanish road-trip part 2/4: Valencia here!) Most of the international stereotypes one comes across about Spain, have been inspired by the traditions of Andalusia (Andalucia, in Spanish): tapas, good wine, bull fighting and, particularly, the music – sevillanas and flamenco. Andalucia has indeed all of the above… but … more »
(Read Spanish road-trip part 1/2: Barcelona here!) Valencia: “City of Arts, Culture” and, we think, green! To visit Valencia we stayed in a sea-side village 20Km away, Perellonet. That’s where we booked a room at a lovely couple’s home, via Airbnb. Having a car allowed us to visit … more »
It’s not that uncommon for people to travel a lot and end up forgetting the places which are closer to them. As a half Spanish person, I really do not know Spain that well beyond Galicia (my Mom’s home area). As the Tourism of Portugal was promoting some years ago … more »
We made a day trip to Santiago de Compostela. Zara did a year of Erasmus exchange here during college. It’s mostly a university town and buzzing with young people. It also has an enormous cathedral which is a place of pilgrimage for many Christians and just travelers from around the … more »