Tag Archives: Spain

8 of the Best Beaches in Europe

// I’m dipping my toes in crystal clear waters while my hair gets powdered up with fine sand. I’m in Europe – no castles or cathedrals, just enjoying the sun on a slice of paradise. Whether it’s a secluded bay with emerald surfs slamming on sandstone cliffs, or wide stretches of golden sand glimmering with [...]

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Exploring Lanzarote’s Top Nature Spots


We are walking in the mar de lava – sea of lava – where massive blankets of solidified lava lie at the foots of Montanya Blanca, Lanzarote. I confess: I’ve become quite a volcano buff after seeing hot molten lava flowing off Guatemala’s most active volcano, Volcan Pacaya. There’s no sign …

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Guest Post: Lanzarote’s Historical Background


As I spend the week traversing volcanic paths and soaking up some sun at Los Zocos Resort, on the island of Lanzarote, fellow travel author Nick Ball has offered to share some background on Lanzarote’s entangled past. Nick is proud to call Lanzarote home and is the author of Lanzarote Guidebook, a free …

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Volcanoes and Modern Art: Lanzarote

View from our balcony

I woke up this morning with the view of a looming volcano ahead. We are at Los Zocos Club Resort the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Although we’re not on the seafront, our balcony opens up to a view of the estate’s pool and a towering volcano in the background. Not bad at all. …

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Día de los Reyes: the Spanish 3 Kings’ Day in Granada


Bright lights, extravagant parades and streets decked out in a festive mood – we celebrated the Día de Los Reyes Magos in Granada, our new home. The Three Kings Day, taking place on the 6th January each year, marks the peak as well as the end of Christmas. While the rest of the …

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El Berguedà: Adventures in the Catalunya Mountains

View from Rasos de Peguera

For mountaineering enthusiasts and alpine experts, El Berguedà is a perfectly sculpted mountainous region where adventure and tranquility go hand in hand. Just 1 and a half hours away from Barcelona, El Berguedà is the quieter alternative to the Pyrenees – no traffic or crowds, just the rolling mountains and misty horizons …

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7 Weird Christmas Traditions Around the World

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It’s that time of the year again. Sleigh bells, Christmas carols and Santa Claus – there’re always part of our Christmas celebrations. But did you know that in different corners of the world, Christmas is celebrated differently?  While I’m in Dresden, East Germany, celebrating Christmas with a good friend and playing with snow, …

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Catalan Culinary Education


Food, food, food – Catalonia is all about food. Of course there are also fabulous beaches, Gaudi art and the Pyrenees mountain range. But mostly, it’s about food. As one of Spain’s best known gastronomic province, Catalonia is home to the country’s best chefs  and exclusive Michelin-rated restaurants. We set out on Day …

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Photoblog: Winter in Barcelona


Barcelona: Sun-lit boulevards, fancy beach bars and multi-colored mosaic art – it’s a summer lover’s haunt. It’s extremely popular with travelers in summer, thanks to its excellent weather, a great beach right in the heart of the city and the hot hot hot Spanish culture. On day one of the Catalunya Experience (hosted …

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My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

Bedouin tents

// A big thanks to Angela at Travel Calling and Keith from Velvet Escape for nominating me in TripBase’s “3 Best Kept Secrets” tag. The aim of this campaign is to unite travel bloggers in a joint endeavor – to create an amazing list of top travel recommendations across the globe to share with the [...]

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Guest blogging – Arabic Influence in Granada, Spain

the Alhambra Palace

I’d recently written a guest post for fellow travel blogger at Europe A La Carte – a great site for all things related to Europe. I’d decided to write about my home away from home – Granada, Southern Spain. Here’s a sneak peek of my post. A tranquil city in Southern Spain, Granada exudes …

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Teaching English in Spain

Night view of Plaza Mayor, Madrid

While we’re on the topic of Making the Big Move, I thought I might share with you how I started teaching English in the saucy and vibrant capital of Spain, Madrid. Sassy and spirited, Madrid is just like a sultry Flamenco dancer – full of energy, passion and thirst for life. Teaching English here gave [...]

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Our second home – Granada, Spain

The Alhambra with the Albayzcin as its backdrop

Over the weekend, we went for a visit to Granada again. Each time, it feels like going back home, to a second home. Living in Madrid has made me miss home on some days, but Granada always manages to give me that sense of familiarity I yearn.  As we drove away, from the snow mountains [...]

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