Here is a tip if you face an acute what-to-do-with-the kids emergency in Barcelona If you are visiting the Catalan capital with teenage kids in tow who have become ever so slightly rebellious after three days of art nouveau, hallucinogenic architecture and the musty smell of museum corridors, take them to Girona (it’s a little more than 30 minutes away by high-speed train) and straight to the Great Wall of Catalonia.
… Walk on the Great Wall of Catalonia in Girona
Barcelona City Walks Now that we have established that the local food alone is worth a trip to Barcelona (by eating a lot of it, intrepid adventurers that we are), only one question remains: how do we get all those calories off our waistlines? Well, by walking, of course. I am sure you had already figured that out all by yourself. The website is called Easy Hiker, after all, not Heavy Eater.
… Experience the Drama and the Heart of the Coastline in Barcelona
In our last post, we talked about something that Mediterranean countries do not, on the whole, do very well – Christmas, or, to be more precise, the “universal” (but in fact Northern European-North American) version of it. Today’s post, conversely, is about something which lies very much in Southern Europe’s comfort zone: food. Which is more than ample compensation, you must agree.
When it comes to the higher forms of “food culture”, Northern
… Where You Can Eat (Guaranteed) Well in Barcelona
Don’t we all just love the Mediterranean! And aren’t we grateful that we have its wonderful countries: for their food, their joie de vivre, the refuge they offer us at this or, indeed, any other time of the year. Having said that, we must also admit that these countries are not perfect and that there are things they do not do very well. Things like, to name just one, Christmas.
The reason why
… Barcelona – City of Christmas Lights
1. It is always nice to escape the dark and the cold
Look out of your window: chances are you are staring into a grey and gloomy fog. What more reasons do you need to run away? Escaping from the grim and cold reality of early winter in much of Europe and North America: this, after all, is what Christmas was invented for, giving all of us something better and brighter
… Want 5 Reasons to Visit Barcelona This Time of Year?
Hiking in Mallorca: To start off the new year, today I will tell you about a hike we did NOT do. In Mallorca, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a man should have done the Torrent de Pareis hike at least once in his life.
Or so we were told when we arrived in Sa Calobra, the place where the gorge through which the trail leads and meets
… A Gorgeous Hike in Mallorca
Where to Go in Mallorca: The Weekly Market of Alcudia When we visited Mallorca for our hiking trip earlier in the autumn, we stayed – like most visitors of the island – in a beach resort.
Many people, specifically families, spend happy holidays in places like Port d’Alcudia, but you will rarely hear anyone rave about their beauty. This is because they were not designed to be beautiful but only to serve as
… Market Day in Alcudia
What to See in Palma de Mallorca: Before we left Mallorca (after our hiking trip earlier in the autumn), there were two things we simply had to do. First, we had to pay a visit to the capital. I don’t know about you, but to me, (as I already told you in the last post) it always feels somehow wrong to visit a country without seeing the capital – or an island without its largest
… Sightseeing in Palma de Mallorca
Hiking in Gran Canaria Some Charming Towns of Gran Canaria Hiking in Gran Canaria is great, but surely we have not come all this way to miss out on the cultural attractions the island has to offer. Today, concluding our series of posts on the Gran Canaria Walking Festival, we present you with a small selection of charming towns of Gran Canaria that you can visit for convenient day trips when you are recovering from
… Towns of Gran Canaria Worth a Visit
Hiking in Gran Canaria The Gran Canaria Natural For the past two weeks, we have informed you comprehensively about the walks on this year’s Gran Canaria Walking Festival and about the wonderful time we had sampling them. Today, I want to explain to you why the Walking Festival is relevant and important, economically as well as politically – and why, up to a point, it represents the travel equivalent of “fair trade coffee”.
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