A Brief Guide to The Canary Islands 

A Brief Guide to The Canary Islands 

The Canary Islands, so named because the islanders apparently used to worship dogs (Canary/canine, get it?) are a little cluster of Spanish islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean, closer to the coast of Morocco than Spain or anywhere else in Europe. They’ve only been officially Spanish since the 1400s, and before then they were inhabited [...]

The Beginners Guide to La Palma  (Secret of The Canaries) 

The Beginners Guide to La Palma  (Secret of The Canaries) 

Oh my goodness you guys. My incredibly pessimistic view on life is that if you have little to no expectations of people/places/things, you will rarely be disappointed (it may be pessimistic, but it also means I'm pretty much always having an awesome time by default). The island of La Palma is a PRIME EXAMPLE of [...]

Oliva and the Costa Blanca (Or, a lesson in how to have a real holiday)

Oliva and the Costa Blanca (Or, a lesson in how to have a real holiday)

Now let's get one thing straight here, homies- I am not very good at having a 'proper' holiday, in the traditional sense of the word. I can't sit still for long enough, and feel guilty if I'm in unchartered territory that I'm not actively exploring. Your average human being goes away to relax, but when [...]

4 Days in Barcelona 

4 Days in Barcelona 

Perched on the South East corner of Spain (although some would argue that it's not a Spanish city but a Catalan one) Barcelona is one of the most interesting and simultaneously downright AWESOME cities I have ever been to. Now that is quite a claim. The only reason that I even knew very much about [...]

When Family Move Abroad (farewell Grandad T.)

When Family Move Abroad (farewell Grandad T.)

Last week my grandad died. It was quite a shocker really; no one was expecting it and my Dad's initial reaction upon hearing the news was- 'really??' Because he couldn't actually believe it. But, obviously it wasn't a tasteless prank, it was an actual real thing that really truly happened. It was sad, and difficult [...]