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Barcelona is Better in Winter! (7 reasons to visit during off-season)

The first time I visited Barcelona was at the height of Summer about five years ago, and despite the fact that it was chockablock with people, I still fell in love with the city. The architecture is like something from another planet, the sun was shining, and the Catalan way of life is just as… Continue reading Barcelona is Better in Winter! (7 reasons to visit during off-season)

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La Sagrada Família, Barcelona…a Modern-day Wonder of the World?

Barcelona is positively overflowing with architectural works of art, and the building that is synonymous with the city is La Sagrada Família, the mammoth Catholic basilica which can be seen from just about any high vantage point across the entire city. The first time I saw it up close a few years ago, I was… Continue reading La Sagrada Família, Barcelona…a Modern-day Wonder of the World?

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One Day in Valencia, Spain

Valencia is a beautiful city on the South-East coast of Spain, and I fully appreciated every second of my time there- however short it may have been. Spain's third largest city after the far busier Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia attracts fewer tourists, meaning that although it still has plenty to offer to visitors from all… Continue reading One Day in Valencia, Spain

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A Road Trip in Mallorca: Serra de Tramuntana and Andratx

It was off-season in Mallorca and my pal and I had been strolling around the little suburb of Cala Major, a pretty little sandy beach on the outskirts of Palma, with no real plan for what to do that day other than 'see somewhere we hadn't seen before.' I'd say that's a very valid kind… Continue reading A Road Trip in Mallorca: Serra de Tramuntana and Andratx

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One Day in Málaga, Spain (Sunshine, food and stunning palaces on the Costa Del Sol)

Málaga is beautiful. Like, full on beautiful. My visit to the Andalucían city was as a result of my cruise-ship-working life, and although ideally I'd have had more time to explore this Spanish city of DREAMS, I feel like I really made the most of my one day in Málaga. A port city on the… Continue reading One Day in Málaga, Spain (Sunshine, food and stunning palaces on the Costa Del Sol)

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The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Spain's Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea not far from the coast of Catalonia. While the island itself is renowned as a hotspot for German and English holidaymakers, I hadn't really heard much about its capital city, and didn't have any idea what to expect. After spending… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

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Exploring the Port City of Ferrol, Spain

I had no idea that Ferrol even existed until the day the cruise ship I was working on docked here. (Surprise!!) Situated in the North West of Spain on the country's Galician coast, this isn't a city that people tend to head to for a beach or city break, despite the fact that the surrounding… Continue reading Exploring the Port City of Ferrol, Spain

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The Most Beautiful Building I Ever Did See: Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana

Oh. My. Days. If there is one thing the stunning city of Barcelona is known for, it's the city's unique architecture, and mostly the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí was the most well known architect of the Catalan Modernism movement which swept across the city at the beginning of the 20th century, and nowadays people… Continue reading The Most Beautiful Building I Ever Did See: Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana