Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 7 – Granada

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Part 7 of a 7-part travelogue around Andalucia. Coming to the end of their trip, the family is tired and the writer leaves his children in their holiday home to make a series of excursions in the Granada area. [Read more…]

Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 6 – Córdoba

Part 6 of a 7-part travelogue. This section deals with Cordoba, the ancient Moorish centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 5 – Seville

This is part 5 of a 7-part travelogue. On this leg of the trip, the writer spent two days in Seville, the capital city of Andalucia.

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Enjoy Madrid on the Cheap

This article is full of useful tips to experience Madrid on a tight budget. From restaurant and cafe suggestions it moves on to nightclubs,  bars and then hotels and accommodation ideas (including couch surfing). [Read more…]

Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 3 – Ronda, Gibraltar and Jerez

This is part 3 of a 7 part travelogue. On this leg of the trip, the writer visits Ronda and Gibraltar before arriving in Jerez. [Read more…]

Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 2 – Malaga, Marbella and Ronda

This is part 2 of a 7 part travelogue. On this leg of the trip, the writer and his family visit Malaga, Marbella and Ronda in Andalucia. [Read more…]

Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 1 – Introduction

This is part 1 of a 7 part travelogue. In this section, the writer describes how he planned the family’s trip to Andalucia, including choosing travel options, renting a car, and selecting places to stay. [Read more…]

Malaga chef gets his Michelin star back

A young chef in Malaga was recently once again awarded a Michelin star in the most recent rounds of such honours.

Jose Carlos Garcia first won a Michelin star in 2002 when he ran the Cafe de Paris restaurant, and in this year’s new awards was one of the few southern chefs to be honoured in this way, most of the stars having gone to restaurants in the north of Spain. [Read more…]

The Best Taco in Madrid

This short and funny article is an homage to a particular taco restaurant in Madrid, called Taquería Mi Ciudad. [Read more…]

The Powerful Beauty of Toledo, Spain

This is an article about a visit to the city of Toledo. Starting with a description of the stunning, painterly beauty of the city from their hotel terrace, the author and his wife head into the city, first visiting the El Greco museum, then the cathedral and synagogue. [Read more…]

6 Steps to Trek El Caminito del Rey

This astonishing article, with even more astonishing photography, is about the Caminito del Rey, [Read more…]

Where locals hit the water in southern Spain

Insider knowledge is brought to the forefront here in this useful guide of where to find the best beaches and places to swim in Andalucia, that are off the beaten track or only known to the locals. [Read more…]

More Sightseeing Attractions In Cordoba

A day in Cordoba, Spain, seen through the eyes of two travellers.

They take us through the stunning, Muslim mosque of Mezquita, with its Islamic architecture and Christian influence, to the colourful and sunny streets of La Juderia, a Jewish area of the city.

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How to Avoid the Crowd at La Rambla in Barcelona

If you’ve been to Barcelona or you’re planning a trip, you’re probably aware that La Rambla is a huge attraction for most visitors.

This article provides some useful and intriguing tips for avoiding the massive crowds found at La Rambla and truly embracing the Spanish lifestyle.

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Madrid Sightseeing Tip – Take a Tour Around the Bernabéu Stadium

Sports enthusiasts across the globe love to watch football, and Real Madrid has been an icon of the sport since 1947, when the new stadium was erected to replace the playing field at Chamartin. [Read more…]