The Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2013

"Gran Canaria Walking Festival"

Hiking in Spain Gran Canaria Walking Festival People get different things out of travelling – which is a good thing, too: Power to Diversity!

But that does not mean that there are no rules. One of these rules which apply to every traveller is: wherever you go, do not get stuck.

If you go somewhere on a business trip, make an attempt to take at least your evenings off and do

The Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2013

Tenerife for Easy Hikers

Hiking in Spain Tenerife for Easy Hikers The island of Tenerife may be mainly known as a winter resort for sun-starved Northeners, but it turns out that is has a lot to offer to “easy hikers”, too – and many of the island’s trails can be enjoyed in all seasons. Here are a few tips of where to go. 1. Sculpture Trail

The Sculpture Trail, created for the 1st International

Tenerife for Easy Hikers

The Tiles of Seville

"colourful tiles of Seville"

Remember when we were smitten by Seville? Alongside the tapas, this is one of the reasons why.

The Tale of the Tiles of Seville

Seville – the city of Carmen (flamenco, bullfights and the original cigar factory), of the baroque splendour from Figaro’s Wedding, but also the city of Don Giovanni (aka Don Juan), once a city irresistible to soldiers of fortune who came to find adventure because Seville had become

The Tiles of Seville

A Different Christmas Market

"mini nativity sets in Feria del Belen in Sevilla"

A Totally Different Christmas Market What would Christmas be without Christmas markets? These fairs with their arts and crafts stalls, handmade candles, sticky candies and mulled wine have become such an integral part of the Western Christmas experience that we tend to forget how pagan they actually are – as pagan as, well, a Christmas tree.

We forget, that is, until we run into something that is different and exotic enough to make

A Different Christmas Market

Once a Fishing Village

woman contemplating the sea framed by an arch"

Coastal Hikes in Spain A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

Cannes, Portofino, Benidorm – nearly all of the famous Mediterranean beach resorts, whether classy or downmarket, were once humble fishing villages.

In some parts of the Mediterranean, there is nothing that could remind the visitor of this tradition – in others, there may still be people standing on the quayside every morning selling fish, but the whole scene feels

Once a Fishing Village

To Market to Market in Seville

"Whole roasted pig on a spit"

To Market in Seville Tell me how you shop and I tell you who you are. If you come from a country north of the Great Cultural Shopping Divide (i.e. a country where most shopping is done in supermarkets), you have probably felt the urge to experience a “native” street market on a visit to a Latin country.

For some, this can become an obsession. I have met Americans who had come to

To Market to Market in Seville

Walking Seville

"Alamillo Bridge in Seville"

Urban Walking in Seville For walking Seville, we chose a route on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, from the town centre to the iconic Alamillo Bridge and across into neighbouring Alamillo Park.

The walk starts at San Telmo Bridge, near San Telmo Palace in the heart of the Old Town. Walk down to the Guadalquivir and stay on the “town side” of the river throughout.

On the

Walking Seville

Smitten by Seville

Plaza Espana Seville

We were Smitten by Seville We were in Seville for the MyVuelingCity Game, where the Barcelona-based budget airline Vueling sends travel bloggers on exchange trips, shipping off Spanish bloggers to enjoy some of the European destinations on its ever growing list of destinations and giving people like us the opportunity to spend a weekend in a Spanish city.

You are probably aware that we are always on the lookout for

Smitten by Seville

S’Alguer – A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

"S'Alguer along the Cami de Ronda"

Coastal Hikes in Spain An Old Fishing Village on the Cami de Ronda

Spain’s Costa Brava and the French Riviera may be two of Europe’s most famous and most visited coastal holiday regions, but that’s where the similarity ends.

Whereas the French Riviera, at least its “core section” between Cannes and Menton on the Italian border, is just one continuous stretch of homes, hotels and commercial developments, the Costa Brava –

S’Alguer – A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

The Picture Pretty Trail of La Fosca

"A scenic view of the La Fosca trail along the Cami de Ronda seen through a picture frame"

Coastal Hikes in Spain Along the Cami de Ronda This is easily one of the most scenic views from our recent hike on the Costa Brava between the Catalonian beach resorts of La Fosca and Palafrugell: with the three classical features of the Mediterranean coastline – the plants that grow out of the arid slopes and cliffs, the vast expanse of the ocean, the combination of beaches and human settlements – neatly arranged in the

The Picture Pretty Trail of La Fosca