Walk on the Great Wall of Catalonia in Girona

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 of Christmas Lights

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

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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 to

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Top Easy Hiker Tips Through the Years

Since 2010, we’ve been sharing with you, easy hikers of the world, tips on where to find trails wherever your holidays bring you. We’ve walked and hiked trails in Paris, Barcelona, the French Riviera (among the many), and of course, in the land of hikers, Germany. Here are some of the top easy hiker tips that proved to be your favourites: 1. Menton is the prettiest town

Take a short walk through the

Top Easy Hiker Tips Through the Years

Market Day in Alcudia

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

Sightseeing in Palma de Mallorca

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

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

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

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

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