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 […]
Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, coloured houses and a nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping […]
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 […]
Hotel Bécquer is set in Seville’s old town and features a terrace looking onto the Giralda and Cathedral. It features an outdoor pool, a snack-bar and a tapas bar on site. Each room of the Bécquer Hotel is air-conditioned and comes with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, safe and a kettle with a […]
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 […]
Can Recasens is a family-owned business since 1906, by day a deli and by night a fantastic cosy place to dine Catalan style? By day it operates as a deli, but at night the back room and the mezzanine transform into a restaurant that has queues all down the street. Cosy and tastefully decorated, with […]
Confortel Puerta de Triana is situated 8 minutes’ walk from Seville Cathedral, this stylish hotel offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV and a balcony. Calle Sierpes, Seville’s main shopping street, is 657 yards away. All rooms at the Confortel Puerta de Triana feature modern décor with colourful touches. Rooms are air-conditioned and […]
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.
Located opposite the Macarena Basilica, Hotel Exe Sevilla Macarena faces Seville’s ancient city walls. It offers a rooftop pool with panoramic city views, and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen a satellite TV, minibar and a safe. The hotel is set around a typical Seville-style patio, where there is a restaurant and cafeteria. The sports bar offers […]
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 […]