Europe

Cordoba, Cuenca and Teruel: Road Trip Spain: The Final Leg

Reluctantly leaving the city of Cadiz behind, Debs and I began our journey north on the final leg of our road trip Spain.  Cordoba, Cuenca and Teruel were our final destinations and Cordoba was the place that I had been looking forward to the most. Save this post for...

Exploring Seville on our road trip

Seville – a large city with a cosy town feel Exploring Seville on our road trip around the south of Spain, Debs and I were getting more and more relaxed by the minute and this tranquillity continued in this city with a cosy town feel. We lost ourselves wandering...

Cadiz and Jerez: Road trip south of Spain: Part 4

Our entrance into Cadiz was quite spectacular. We drove over the brand new bridge (just 14 months old) with a brilliant blue sky above and the sea sparkling a storybook Mediterranean blue below us. There was hardly any traffic on the road as we parked the car up and...

Discover Granada and Ronda in Spain

There is so much more than the Alhambra and in this, the third in the series of our road trip around the south of Spain we set out to discover Granada. (click to catch up and read part 1 and part 2) Granada is like any other modern city in the world with all of the...

Exploring the Sierra Nevada and Granada

Exploring the south of Spain on a Road Trip - Part 2 Leaving the small seaside town of San Jose behind we set off in Betty the Berlingo to continue exploring the south of Spain - our next stop was the Sierra Nevada and Granada. We were now in the National Park of Cabo...

Road Trip around the south of Spain (Part 1)

I had been static for far too long since my return from S E Asia so when my friend suggested a road trip around the south of Spain I didn't hesitate - I was in! I decided not to research too much into any of the destinations on the road trip because I wanted to...

Top things to do in Milan: Scarlet’s Travel Guide

What are the top things to do in Milan? If you have 3 days in Milan you can cover most of the sights and get a really good feel for this Italian city. Milan is a chic, charming city full of style. Quietly confident yet understated, it’s full of little boutique cafes...

5 reasons NOT to visit Finland in winter

Should you visit Finland in winter?   Won’t it will be cold and dark and expensive! As my plane landed at Tampere and all that I could see through the swirling snowflakes was flat and grey and white these words echoed around inside my head. As we negotiated the steps...

Work hard, play hard: a Catalan summer #2

Farming and Fiestas: work hard, play hard. And after all the work that I told you about in my previous article, you must agree that the Catalans certainly deserve to party. Everyday, somewhere in Catalunya there will be a fiesta happening.  Celebrating the birth, life...

Work hard, play hard – a Catalan summer #1

Farming and fiestas. Work hard and play hard.  That seems to be the motto and ethic of the majority of Catalans the region in Spain where I spent my summer.  Fruit and nut trees grow where the River Ebro has formed plains at the foot of the mountains and the climate...

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