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A weekend in Granada

A weekend in Granada

Granada is a wonderful Spanish city that celebrates in Moorish past and has preserved the architecture and flavour of that era. The mix of Andalucian and Islamic surroundings provide so much to see and explore. This is the perfect itinerary for what to see during a 2-day break or a weekend in Granada…… View Post

Common misconceptions about Spain

Common misconceptions about Spain

Spain is a country synonymous with certain things. When you think of Spain you most likely think of sunshine, beaches, delicious food and great wine. But I think we have created stereotypes, clichés of what Spain is like. Leading to some very common misconceptions about Spain growing overseas…… View Post

How to survive a low cost airline flight

How to survive a low cost airline flight

I’m a budget traveller, I’m not embarrassed to admit that. Keeping to a tight budget has allowed me to travel to some amazing places and reach countries that otherwise I could only dream of. Cheap flights with low-cost airlines have been key to my travels…… View Post

Exploring the city of Girona

Exploring the city of Girona

It’s not far from Barcelona but Girona feels like a secret city that’s worlds away from all the hustle and bustle of Catalonia’s capital. It’s often overlooked as people head to the nearby beaches of Costa Brava. Which is a shame, as I think its well worth stopping to explore what Girona has to offer. It’s a charming city…… View Post

A weekend in Barcelona

A weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of those famous cities that nearly everyone has on their “must see” list. I have put together my perfect 2-day itinerary for visiting Barcelona. Covering all the main sights within the time-frame of a weekend break…… View Post

Romantic things to do in Madrid

Romantic things to do in Madrid

If you are looking for something a little special to do in Madrid as a couple, away from the crowds where you can enjoy some time alone, look no further. I will share my tips on the most romantic places to go and things to do in Madrid…… View Post

How to avoid feeling homesick when traveling

How to avoid feeling homesick when traveling

We all get a little homesick when we’re away from home for a long time but the key to not letting it ruin your trip, distract you from your journey and ultimately shatter your dreams (sorry, a bit dramatic but some people do give up and go home at this point) is really not that crazy or ground-breaking…… View Post

The best cities to visit in Spain

The best cities to visit in Spain

It’s difficult for me to choose a favourite city in Spain. There are just so many awesome cities across the country and they are all so very different. Each one offers a range of sights and activities that differs from the next. These are my top 6 cities to visit in Spain…… View Post

The most delicious seafood in Spain

The most delicious seafood in Spain

Spain is one of the finest countries in Europe to enjoy delicious seafood. It’s coastline meets the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay. All of which are abundant with all kinds of fish, crustacean and molluscs. You just can’t visit Spain without trying some of the yummy local seafood…… View Post

A day exploring Toledo

A day exploring Toledo

Toledo is a Medieval Spanish city just 30 minutes ride on the fast-train from Madrid. Situated at the heart of Spain and once the Capital, it is a labyrinth of old cobbled street and stone buildings. Behind the imposing old city walls and grand bridge entrances are some of Spain’s most historical landmarks…… View Post

The reality of adjusting to Spanish life

The reality of adjusting to Spanish life

Having lived in Spain for almost a year now, I think it’s a good time to look back at what I’ve learnt during my move from London to Madrid. The things that have been a surprise to me and some of the things I have struggled with. I promise to be honest about how I’ve found adjusting to life in Spain…… View Post

Madrid’s most lively barrios and where to …

Madrid’s most lively barrios and where to have a great night out

Madrid is full of bars, everywhere you turn there is somewhere you can grab a drink and hang out with friends, relaxing and chatting. This is a guide to the liveliest areas, known as “barrios” in Madrid Centro. Where you can find the highest concentration of bars, clubs and nightlife in the city centre. A list of some of the most popular venues in each barrio, plus a few of my favourite places to go for a great night out…… View Post

Where to go shopping in Madrid

Where to go shopping in Madrid

Madrid is a great city to enjoy a little retail therapy and there is an amazing selection of fashion retail shops. Whether you want to treat yourself to a new outfit or grab a little something to take home for a loved one, you wont be disappointed. Take a look at this guide to shopping in Madrid. Including a list of all the best areas and the most popular stores…… View Post

Tips for packing only hand luggage

Tips for packing only hand luggage

There is a bit of an art to packing a carry-on bag with everything you need and it does take a little bit of planning. You can’t just chuck it all in at the last minute and away you go. I will share with you my top tips for packing only hand luggage…… View Post