Posts Tagged‘Spain’

Preparing for and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain: a guide

Once a pilgrimage made by Middle Age Catholics, the Camino de Santiago has become one of the most popular thru-hikes in recent memory. Comprising seven main routes, this multi-week walk takes trekkers across Spain to the humble town of Santiago de Compostela. What is the story behind this long hike? How should you prepare? Which route should you take? We’ll tackle the answers to all these questions below. What is the Camino de Santiago? The Camino de Santiago refers to a series of paths created by pilgrims in the Middle Ages. They led to a chapel that would later become…

What to see on a bike tour of Barcelona

Of all the cities in Europe, few have the mystique Barcelona does. With immensely stylish buildings, gorgeous beaches, and locals who live life to the fullest, it’s not hard to see why this place draws so many visitors annually. If you want to tour Barcelona under your own power instead of being led around by a group tour, making use of a city bike rental Barcelona is a great way to accomplish this. Not only will you be able to travel around the city at your own pace, but you’ll be able to do so without tiring yourself out too…

4 Places in The World You Probably Never Knew Existed!

In a time where you can be anywhere in the world in 24 hours or less, there aren’t many places people haven’t at least heard mentioned. Well yea, sure, there are plenty, but what about places right smack in the middle of Europe or North America? Not so much. Here are 4 places in the world that you’ll probably go, “really?” to at least one or two of them. Enjoy! 1. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Did you know there’s a little piece of France located just 25 miles off the coast of Labrador, Canada? Well, guess what, there is! And we’re not…

Visit The Beautiful Beaches Of Benidorm Spain This Summer

A popular holiday resort in southeast Spain, Benidorm has grown steadily from the 1950s and now caters for a range of holidaymakers all year round. The area is well known for its hotels, beaches and the azure Mediterranean Sea and there are plenty of bars and different options for nightlife. While northern Europe starts to cool down by the end of August, Benidorm enjoys great weather for much longer, so it’s a very popular tourist destination towards the end of the Summer. Many of the locals speak English, being used to doing business with visitors and tourists. You can never…

Cruise The Costa Blanca This Summer

Summer is here in full force, as dismal overcast days have given way to clear blue skies. However, this has come at a cost, as the resultant humidity has made it feel like you could cut the soupy air with a knife. What you need is to get to a beach, so you can spend the sultry days with your body submerged in the cool sea. You would do this in your home country, but the available options are either too crowded, the scene is not great, or you’ve been to them so many times that getting away to these…

Top Reasons To Visit Melilla, Spain

spanish city in Moroco

Witnessing its uniqueness is one of the top reasons to visit Melilla.  Located on the north coast of Morocco, this small enclave is one of the only two countries under the governance of a European country in Africa (the other is Ceuta).  Melilla is considered an autonomous city of Spain, despite its numerous attempts to declare its independence. But even if this region establishes its independence from Spain, the Spanish culture is deeply ingrained in the hearts of the locals, as evident in their infrastructures and culture. For a unique vacation experience, here are some of the top reasons to…

Getting the most out of a beach break in Ibiza

These days, we all want to make sure we’re getting the most from our money – especially when it comes to holidays. If you and your friends have decided to head to Ibiza this summer, you can get lots of handy hints on ways to enjoy your trip to the max and save money while you’re at it below. Hunt out deals Of course, when it comes to making the most of your money, your first port of call is always searching for the latest offers. Websites like Holiday Nights are brilliant for this stuff, because they let you compare lots…

Exploring the city of Bilbao

Located in the northern Basque Country, the city is known for its Guggenheim Museum, a large building designed by Frank Gehry and guarded by a large puppy made from flowers. Visitors who visit the city can take a walk around the city’s Old Town, filled with ancient cathedrals and churches, before heading out for some traditional pintxos in one of the city’s many bars. The Guggenheim Museum The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, is one of the city’s main landmarks. This large, metal structure is located on the banks of the river and is considered to be one of…

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