Watching a Spanish Bullfight with the Locals

Bull fights aren’t for those afraid of the heat, but they are for those travelers who want to enjoy every possible aspect of their stay in Spain. This article is an entertaining, first hand account of a traveler’s visit to a bull fight on a Friday afternoon.

Full of Spanish spectators who consider this a relatively normal occurrence and tourists who are shocked at the process, you simply can’t miss a bull fight.

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Let’s Start Walking… Santiago de Compostella 1000 Kilometres

Accompanied by some stunning pictures that showcase Spanish artistry and architecture, this article is a great insight into what most casually refer to as the camino.

The pilgrimage to Santiago de Composetella is sacred to many Christians, but what you probably didn’t know is that there are many different routes to the burial place of apostle St. James. [Read more…]

Running With The Bulls In Spain

If you’re visiting Spain for a quiet adventure, Pamplona is not the place for you. If you love the adrenaline rush of a dangerous adventure, running with the bulls in Pamplona is a once-in-a-lifetime experienced that is truly unparalleled.

This is a great article that gives you some (potentially life-saving) tips about the best strategies for planning your run with the bulls. [Read more…]

Insights On Bilbao Spain – A Travel Guide

An interesting travel guide on the historical and industrial town of Bilbao, Spain. The city is colourful, lively and with plenty of things to do, despite being so industrial.

There are plenty of green spaces, art installations and nice bars and restaurants around the city, where both tourists and locals can be found.

The city’s famous Museo Guggenheim is one of the highlights of any trip and it’s unique architecture is not to be missed.

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Spains Cantabria Region – Mountain Biking In Northern Spain

It might surprise you, but Spain is an exciting locale for bikers looking for fun and adventurous new routes.

For a great read about biking routes in Spain, this article is what you’re looking for! Northern Exposure Spain and North Spain Mountain Biking are biking services based in Cantabria, and they’re enthusiastic bikers who like to challenge themselves with new routes. [Read more…]

Shopping Tips Barcelona: The Top 10 Shops for Bargains

Barcelona is one of the best shopping cities in Spain. You can find everything you need in the city, from the quirky and weird to the modern and vintage.

This article goes through the best shops in the city for finding a bargain. They include every type of shopping need on the list, from food and sweet shops to vintage clothes and even, a magic shop. [Read more…]

Enjoying the Real Camino de Santiago in Spain

El Camino de Santiago is one of the most famous Christian pilgrimages:it’s the journey to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.

This pilgrimage is so important to Christian believers because the faith believes that Saint James is buried in Galicia.

This article is a wonderful account of El Camino de Santiago- often referred to as the camino– from Monesterio to Merida, with rich, detailed descriptions of the countryside and small villages that pepper the camino. [Read more…]

Northern Spain Basque Cities – What a Great Mix of Culture

For adventurers who love the water, there’s some good news! You no longer have to pick surfing waves or checking out the culture rich areas of a new country.

San Sebastian is a dream city for surfers, with some of the most beautiful beaches, and you don’t have to go to find the cultural experiences that other surfer hot spots are lacking: it’s the Basque capital and home to pintxos, the Basque version of tapas.

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Video – Spain Travel Guide For Vigo and Galicia

If you want to experience Spain the way a local does, check out this fun video about Vigo, Spain.

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It’s a place where you can watch every day Spanish life carry on as it always has, experiencing the true beauty of the landscape and lifestyle. [Read more…]

Catalonian Pyrenees – Here is Your Important Packing List

For some travelers, packing is a difficult task when they get to take three huge suitcases and stay in posh hotels.

For this writer and editor, backpacking is the way to see the Spanish Pyrenees, and she gives us some excellent tips for packing for the diverse activities available in the Pyrenees.

Cool travel additions like water resistant envelopes to store your passport, IDs, and tickets in seem like really wise choices for international travel, and now they’re field tested! [Read more…]

Christmas Food in Spain – Truely Mouthwatering

Spain is a great destination for food lovers year-round, but if you’re lucky enough to be planning a vacation to Spain for Christmas, you should prepare yourself for the nation’s Christmas delicacies.

This article made me a little bit hungry with lovely descriptions of Spain’s most common holiday meals. The list ranged from tapas that are typically only enjoyed on special occasions such as Jamón Serrano to the heartiest soups in Spain at Christmastime.

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The Salt Lakes of Torrevieja Boost Tourism

Did you know that wet salt extraction is only found in areas like Torrevieja, Spain?

It’s a totally unique way of processing salt and the entire industry almost ground to a halt over a leasing dispute.

Luckily, this article reveals that a leasing agreement was signed in November that will continue salt production until at least 2039. Torrevieja is nicknamed “the City of Salt,” and this leasing agreement means that for the first time, visitors will be able to watch this unique salt extraction process. [Read more…]

The Best 10 Flamenco Clubs Around Granada

You can’t visit Spain without enjoying a world class flamenco show, and Granada hosts some of the best flamenco performances in the country. 

With meager signage for Eshavira Club, you might be tricked into thinking that it’s no place special. Actually, this is the most authentic flamenco joint in Granada, with dancers from some of the most established flamenco families.  [Read more…]

Menorca – The different Balearic Island

If you want to visit a fun-loving city in Spain without being mobbed by hoards of young club-goers, Menorca is the island for you!

This is a great look at one of Spain’s most undervalued Balearic Islands. A quiet space that doesn’t lack any of the comforts of “civilization,” Menorca offers everything a tourist is looking for- most importantly, without other tourists. [Read more…]

Perhaps A Christmas Gift Idea for Real Spain Enthusiasts – Book review: Sketches of Spain

Impresiones y Paisajes was published in 1918 by influential Spanish author Federico Garcia Lorca.

The ruling regime was often hostile to his work because of the anti-Catholic Church themes within his writing, and for that reason, his work was often destroyed or censored.

This article brings something great to light: an English translation of Lorca’s true work has been published.

A translation that that Gibson, a well known Hispanist, considers accurate and true to the spirit of the work, this volume will allow English speakers to experience the full impact of Lorca’s influential and controversial verses for the first time. [Read more…]