Tag: Spain

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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How to see the best of Barcelona in one day

“Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.” Carlos Ruiz Zafon Before I go any further, let me emphasise that I do not recommend going to Barcelona for only one day. Rather I would suggest […]

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My Travel Bucket List

There are 196 countries in the world. I’ve been to 40 (2020 update:47). I guess I still have quite a few to tick off my bucket list . (I used to be an auditor in a previous life so don’t blame me for the checklist attitude.) This post is different from my usual posts because […]

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Travellers’ Tales – Meet Anisa from Two Traveling Texans

I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Anisa, a travel blogger from Texas who is now based in New York City. She blogs at Two Traveling Texans  with Katherine.  I would love to hear about your travels […]

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