3 Aug, 2017 in Eastern Spain
Valencia Old Center Spain-001

A while back I made a quick 2 day visit to Valencia in Spain. The last post summarizing this visit is about the lovely old center. Lovely Spanish architecture, lively markets, parks and gardens, cathedrals and museums, and plenty of great places to eat and drink. I spent about a day roaming around the center […]

15 Jul, 2017 in Barcelona

Barcelona is an exciting vibrant city, with lots of tourist attractions, but perhaps the most famous of those is the La Sagrada Familia, which has been under renovations for ages. It’s not the only cathedral worth visiting, and in the Gothic quarter is the Cathedral of Barcelona which had lots of open markets and artists […]

25 Apr, 2017 in Eastern Spain

To wrap up my visit to Alicante on the eastern coastline of Spain during Christmas time, join me for a tour of the beaches, the marina, and the funky Volvo race museum nearby.   Beaches Alicante     Volvo Ocean Race Alicante     Marina Alicante     Other posts on Alicante: Santa Barbara Castle : […]

20 Feb, 2017 in Barcelona
agbar-tower-barcelona-1

While visiting Barcelona I met with a local and we roamed around in Barcelona for a whole day on foot. I was taken to all sorts of places that are a bit off the beaten tourist track, but are very much part of Barcelona.  Agbar Tower, for example, is a tower Barcelonians love to hate, […]

30 Jan, 2017 in Barcelona
Montjuïc Castle Telferic de Montjuic Barcelona (2)

If you follow the blog you’ll soon realize that I love cable cars and take every chance I get to ride them. When it comes to traveling around and exploring new places cable cars up going up mountain tops and overlooking cities are often the highlight of my trips, especially in terms of views. Gorgeous […]

13 Aug, 2016 in Barcelona
Old Synagogue Barcelona Spain (8)

While touring the Gothic quarter in the center of Barcelona, I noticed a little sign pointing to an old synagogue. Having known that the Spanish expelled Jews in 1492, I was curious to see just how old this old synagogue would be and what it would look like. So I made my way over there, and […]

15 Jul, 2016 in Barcelona
Font Magica de Montjuic Barcelona Spain (2)

In my last day visiting Barcelona, I joined a local expat for a final exploration of the city. I was looking for a place that would be central but new and impressive, and was taken to Font Magica de Montjuic. We started with a rooftop view over the Plaça d’Espanya from the nearby shopping mall, then walk up the Avinguda de la Reina […]

8 Jul, 2016 in Eastern Spain
Torres de Serranos Valencia Spain (19)

Aside from the insane City of Arts and Sciences, the lovely old gardens and parks, and the funky Las Fallas festival, there is also the old town and the surrounding old walls, protected by a series of gates around the city. The Torres de Serranos (Serranos Gate) is one of those gates dating back to the 14th century, offering […]

22 Jun, 2016 in Eastern Spain
Museo Fallero de Valencia Spain-020

Once a year Valencia celebrates Saint Joseph with Las Fallas and turns completely crazy. People take to the streets to parade along huge funny figures and go wild, partying all day. The figurines have been a cult art event, with artists coming in from all over the world to create beautiful works of art. If […]

8 Jun, 2016 in Barcelona
Gothic quarter Barcelona Spain-022

On my recent visit to Barcelona, I stayed near the Gothic Quarter, the old city center, with buildings and architecture dating back hundreds of years. It’s filled with funky stores, comfy little cafes and restaurants, and shopping options. There are lots of walking tours of the area, but sometimes it’s best to just wonder around and let yourself […]

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