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Fun fiestas in Madrid

Fun fiestas in Madrid

It’s a lot of fun when it’s fiesta time in Madrid. The shops close, decorations are hung up in the street, bars set up outside stalls and the whole city joins in with the celebrations. These are my favourite Madrid fiestas and local holidays. They are all sure to create a fun party atmosphere…… View Post

A quick guide to the different regions of …

A quick guide to the different regions of Spain

Like most countries, Spain is divided into different areas or regions. The regions of Spain are very diverse and interesting. Some you may have visited or at least heard off, some you probably wont know much about. This article will give you a quick and simple guide to all of Spain’s regions…… View Post

A tour of Real Madrid football club

A tour of Real Madrid football club

Real Madrid football club is one of the most famous in the World. They are widely supported and have achieved much success over the years. Cabinets full of trophies and a stadium holding over 81,000 people will attest to. Taking a tour of the Bernabéu stadium, home of Real Madrid is one of the most popular activities to do in Madrid…… View Post

Madrid’s best food markets

Madrid’s best food markets

The market or “mercado” as it’s called in Madrid is key to any good neighbourhood. Its where locals will buy their fresh fruit, veg, meat, and fish. But it’s also a place to sit and have a coffee or beer and tapas…… View Post

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