Christmas is around the corner!! Just in case you were wondering what it’s like over here or you’re heading to Spain yourself, here’s my Christmas guide…… View Post
There was some bad press this summer, particularly in Spain, where locals got very vocal about the impact that over-tourism is having on their home towns…… View Post
I love reading and I much prefer reading a second-hand book. Sure, I can order a book to be delivered from Amazon or go to the big high street Spanish stores like Casa del Libro, Relay or Corte Ingles to buy a new book. But it’s not quite the same…… View Post
I recently received a Liebster award! This is a virtual blogger recognition award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s an awesome way to show support to new bloggers and share positive encouragement around the blogging world…… View Post
As the winter draws in and the weather turns miserable it’s hard to not dream of blue skies and sunnier climates. Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking about where you could go to get a dose of winter sun and my favourite 5 destinations in Spain to visit during winter…… View Post
Traveling changed my life. It sounds dramatic but it’s true. I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t have the guts to pack that bag and travel…… View Post
I’m partial to a nice cold beverage sitting in the Spanish sunshine, I mean who isn’t? In Madrid the work life balance leans heavily, on life, enjoying your free time and relaxing with family and friends…… View Post
Speaking another language is a great skill to have but it does take time, patience and money. Here are 10 simple resources I found helpful for learning Spanish… and they are all free!… View Post
The wonderful city of Valencia is just 2 hours from Madrid by fast train. I’ve been meaning to visit Valencia for a long-time now and we finally made it. This post will tell you all about my trip and give you info and tips on all of Valencia’s highlights…… View Post
Essential city information that everyone should know before traveling to Madrid…… View Post
Calling all Walking Dead fans… You have to read this!…… View Post
Madrid has many beautiful parks and by far the best is the amazing Casa de Campo. It’s a huge park that is actually the largest green space in Spain. It covers an area of 1,722 hectares that’s 6 ½ times bigger then Hyde Park in London and 5 times bigger then Central Park in New York!!…… View Post
I love a good terrace bar or “terazza” as it’s called in Spain. Somewhere nice to sit outside in the sunshine while you enjoy a drink or two. Going up to a hidden rooftop terrace, is even better. Away from the noisy streets and hustle & bustle, it’s like finding a secret little oasis in a big city like Madrid…… View Post
Since moving to Madrid I have spent some time working my way around the many wonderful restaurants (I know, it’s a hard life) and trying all the local food.
These are my top 12, absolute favourite, eat them or you will regret it, must try dishes…… View Post
The Costa del Sol is the stretch of golden beaches that run along the southern coast of Spain in the Andalucia region from (roughly) Nerja to Estepona…… View Post
This is my go-to itinerary for what to see during a 2-day break or a weekend in Madrid. We’ve had a lots of friends and family visit Madrid since we moved here. So, I’ve been busy showing people around the city, giving them a taste of Spain while keeping everyone…… View Post
Relocating to a new city is a big move. A new city, in a new country (when you don’t speak the language) is an even bigger move. Luckily, we’ve had a bit of practice at this but it still feels quite daunting when the day finally comes to pack up your things and get on that flight.
I think the key to moving to another country is…… View Post
I’ve been wandering for a while now, moving from place to place, traveling, exploring and seeing as much as I can of the world.
In my 20’s that meant backpacking on a tight budget, with just a well-thumbed Lonely Planet guide clutched in my hand and a huge smile on my face. I was lucky enough to backpack in….… View Post
Welcome to our Spain travel blog Seeking the Spanish Sun…… View Post