Category: Europe

10 Best Things to do in Toledo , Spain

Looking for things to do in Toledo , Spain ? Read on... While researching things to do in Spain, and specifically Madrid, I constantly saw Toledo being recommended. Once I Googled it, I instantly knew that it was a place I had to go to – even if it meant omitting something else from my […]

10 Best Things to do in Seville

Looking for the best things to do in Seville , Spain ? Read on... “The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.” Christopher Columbus - Journal of First Voyage to America (ed. 1924) Seville or Sevilla (pronounced Sehveeya) as the locals call it, is […]

The 6 best things to do in Cordoba

Looking for the best things to do in Cordoba ? Read on... Although it was just a few months back that we were in Spain, it now seems like a lifetime ago. The cities were buzzing, people were jovial and the atmosphere was festive. Since then, over 20000 people have lost their lives to Coronavirus […]

11 Best Things to do in Porto

Want to know what the best things to do in Porto are? Read on... The most beautiful bookshop in the world… The most beautiful McDonalds in the world… One of the most beautiful railway stations in the world… One of the most beautiful coffee shops in the world… One of the most beautiful streets in […]

How to see Lisbon in one day - 10 best things to do

Lisbon was not on our initial Spain and Portugal itinerary, however since it was en route from Seville to Porto, from where we would fly out to Dubai, we decided to include it. And I’m glad we did. Although I wouldn't advise seeing Lisbon in one day only, if that's all you have, then read […]

10 Best things to do in Granada

“If there were a beauty contest lining up all the towns and cities of Spain, Granada would surely be declared the fairest of them all – it’s a heart-stealer.” The Cities Book ­- Lonely Planet Named after the ambrosial pomegranate, Granada is an enchanting city with a fascinating history. Located in Spain’s Andalusia region, it […]

Unique Districts of Greater West London

Unique Districts of Greater West London With such a monumental size, it can be difficult to know where exactly to start when it comes to a trip to the UK capital. London spans more than 1500 square kilometres and offers up a broad variety of unique districts for visitors to explore. From the central tourist […]

4 London Tourist Attractions that May Be Slightly Disappointing

Overrated London tourist attractions “London opens to you like a novel itself. [...] It is divided into chapters, the chapters into scenes, the scenes into sentences; it opens to you like a series of rooms, door, passsage, door. Mayfair to Piccadilly to Soho to the Strand.” Anna Quindlen, Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional […]

Where to get the best views of London

London is an incredible city with a fascinating history, reflected in its architectural masterpieces and monuments. It is well known for being incredibly built up but there are a few areas that are scattered around the city that allow you to get the best views of London and appreciate how beautiful its landscape really is. […]

How to apply for a Schengen visa for Spain (with kids)

This guide applies to South African passport holders. I've said this before and I'm saying it again- you must really want to visit a Schengen country in order to go through the Schengen visa application process. Apart from UK and USA visas which are equally onerous, I don't know of any other visa which is […]

12 Best Things to do in Madrid

Madrid, is often seen only as a gateway to other parts of the country. We found it to be a beautiful city in its own right. Located in the heart of the country, it is full of architectural wonders like grand palaces, magnificent monuments, tree-lined boulevards, charming fountains and unique green spaces. A family-friendly city, […]

How to plan a trip to Spain and Portugal

Spain had been on my bucket list for a long while, but planning a trip to Spain and Portugal was not easy - because as usual, we tried to do too much in a short space of time. We decided to add Portugal to our itinerary because it was a country we wanted to visit […]

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