Alicante is a city and a historic Mediterranean port in Spain on the Costa Blanca. If you stay in the old town, most areas of interest are within walking distance. The old town of Alicante is roughly the triangular area enclosed by the Rambla de Méndez Núnez, the Explanada de Espanya, and Mount Benacantil. The old narrow […]
Barcelo Sevilla Renacimiento is a very nice stylish and modern hotel with an excellent size pool, something you won’t find in the city centre of Seville. Found me at this hotel after mechanical faults and we were unable to depart on the night, having been transferred by the airline in the late hours and greeted […]
Spain‘s second-largest city and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is full of markets, shops, museums, churches, and beaches too. Barcelona‘s official languages are Catalan (not a dialect) and Spanish. Local people consider that Catalonia is a nation, with its own culture, history and traditions, different from the other regions in Spain. Its tradition of creative art […]
Barcelona Catalunya (Spain) featuring Antoni Gaudi buildings including La Sagrada Familia. One of many videos I have of Barcelona, this city is possibly my number one choice if I had to decide where to live, culturally rich and uniquely different than the rest of Europe – I consider it the most imaginative city on the […]
An updated visit to Barcelona Spain 2012 and a tour around the best sights in the city of Barcelona. After several visits I still am not sure how to best show off this great city. Unique in Europe in that the architecture is very much different, ahead of its time you could say, a real […]
Barcelona and Sitges, Catalunya 2006. Way back when digital cameras only took stills, a montage of clips put together to feature a city and town on the coast of Spain, this was the early years as I was falling love with this destination and making new friends in the process.
After years of construction T1 opens at Barcelona El Prat Airport, but does this mean a more efficient arrival and departure? Arriving in Barcelona El Prat on this occasion found myself in a completely new building on my arrival in September 2008, the atmosphere was large, grey and spacious, sparkling polished surfaces. Gone is the immediate greeting […]
Cadiz is a small and charming town hosts an annual Carnival, the best in Spain, or so say the locals. I only spent a day or two here but I left Cadiz charmed by its colourful coastal homes. Known as the oldest continually inhabited city in western Europe. In fact, Cadiz is an island separated by […]
El Chiringuito de la Mar Bella caters for the city’s large gay community and, of course, gay visitors. Its location on this part of the beach couldn’t be better, clearly targeted towards a more gay clientele, but in Barcelona sexuality is not something people consider out of the ordinary and where the mix is often […]
Great value chicken and chips with a glass of cava. An economic choice and fast food in Sitges, Restaurante El Superpollo has rotisserie chicken served with chips or salad, and choice of soft drink, beer, wine or Cava. Choose from a single piece to a whole chicken, but excellent value for single and group travellers.
The fair, Feria de Seville, dates back to 1847 when originally it was a livestock fair. It runs for six days. Each day the fiesta begins with the parade of carriages and riders. For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds are covered in rows of casetas, individually decorated marquee tents that belong to prominent […]
One of a group of islands belonging to Spain, an island of the Canary Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean about 150 kilometres off the northwestern coast of Africa. Conquered on April 29, 1483, for the Kingdom of Castile, an important step towards the expansion of unified Spain. In 1492, Christopher Columbus anchored in the Port […]
Granada is a city situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is one of the most famous items of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian historical legacy that makes Granada a hot spot among cultural tourists in Spain. Initially, the kingdom of Granada linked the commercial routes […]
Hostal Jentoft is just 219 yrd from Seville‘s main bus station, air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. There is a 24-hour reception desk. All rooms at Hostal Jentoft feature tiled flooring and smart décor. Each includes air conditioning, heating and a TV. Hostal Jentoft is just 10 minutes’ walk from the charming Triana neighbourhood, across […]
Hostal Puerta del Sol is situated in the Puerta del Sol Square, this is the best place to enjoy the gay scene and the vibrant nightlife of the Spanish capital of Madrid. Many of the city’s major attractions are also nearby, museums, bars, palaces, clubs and discos, so public transport is not always necessary. It […]
I’ve stayed at the Hotel Galeon Pavillon on several occasions over the years, returning to improvement after improvement. It has really come a long way from the no-frills hotel it used to be. As standard, all rooms have been updated with a stylish design and comfy beds, a mini-fridge to put bottled water or anything you choose, […]