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Pictures of Spain

The Catalunya region of Spain is so diverse. From the architecture of Gaudi to the beauty of the Pyrenees it seems to have it all. I wanted to capture the beauty of Catalunya Spain in photos and put them all together in one photo story. We had the chance to experience so many great moments and witness some incredible landscapes. Catalunya is a place that surprised me so much that I want to encourage everyone to visit if they get a chance. So please …

Sierra Nevada, Spain

Sierra Nevada, Spain

If you’re busy making travel plans for the year to come, can I suggest you plan a south Spain roadtrip to Sierra Navada, Frigiliana and Cabo De Gata? I’m sure, much like mine, your list overfloweth, but in the event you have time a road trip around the south of Spain is worth it. Many of you will know that last year in October I was lucky enough to spend 2 weeks in the south of Spain, visiting the main cities of Cordoba, Granada and Seville, as well …

Estepona, Spain

Estepona, Spain

Estepona is one of the most popular destinations for both tourists and foreign residents alike on the Costa del Sol, yet even today it still manages to retain it’s old Andalusian charm. Located at the western end of the Costa del Sol at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja mountains. Estepona’s cobbled narrow streets, fishing port, Spanish cafes and bars spilling out higgledy piggledy on the pavements, and the quaint shops and bodegas, all combine with …

Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain

Mention Pamplona and people think bulls –and Hemingway. But the Pamplona we come to know in a few hours is so much more. We arrived on a Saturday around noon and left the bus near the beautiful ayuntamiento, the 17th century Town Hall of Pamplona. From there we strolled to the Plaza del Castillo, the heart of the old town. This huge square, once the site of a 14th century castle, today is encircled by benches, bike racks, and carefully pruned trees …

Colors of Spain

Colors of Spain

Planning on traveling to Spain? Make sure you keep it classy. Fashion in Spain is a big deal and there are a vast array of clothing styles and trends to keep up with. However, generally speaking, everyday typical clothing in Spain is conservative. Spaniards have deep roots in the Roman Catholic Church, after all. After the Spanish converted their entire country to Catholicism, they continued to spread the religion through other Spanish-discovered …

South of Spain

South of Spain

Sunburnt and happy in Nerja When people think of traditional Spain, they tend to imagine the bright blue skies and the white hilltop villages that embody southern Spain. Girls twirling around in fluffy flamenco dresses while drinking sangria and hot manly boys dramatically fighting 1lb bulls, that was certainly what I thought as soon as I found I would be moving to Córdoba for a year. However, Andalusia, the culturally rich and historic area in southern …

Christmas in Spain

Christmas in Spain

Moving to Spain as an auxiliare, an au pair or even just for work, often means you’ll most likely have to get used to several Spanish traditions, including Christmas. Here’s what you need to know about Christmas in Spain – it’s celebrated a little bit differently than what you know. How people celebrate Christmas in Spain? Interesting read: First of all – Spaniards don’t have a Santa Claus. Apparently, the climate change just doesn’t suit him and …