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Tenerife: The Place to Be

Image by pasotraspaso, used under Creative Commons licence. Looking for somewhere that provides sun and sea and plenty to do? Then you want to get yourself to the Canary Islands. More specifically, you should hit Tenerife. It’s verdant and mountainous and, at the same time, perfect if you’re just looking to lounge on the beach and relax. If you like to be on the go, you can skip the beach and explore new...

Sagrada Familia: Antoni Gaudi’s Basilica Masterpiece in Barcelona

The Sagrada Familia is an absolute gem. If you’re going to Barcelona, don’t miss this. I’m not religious, yet I found Antoni Gaudi’s Basilica simply stunning. This is beyond worthy of being Gaudi’s shining legacy, his life’s work. Hot, balmy days are a common occurrence in Barcelona. We trudged our way to the Sagrada Familia unsure exactly what to expect. The one piece of advice...

The Time I Met A Neo-Nazi Camping In Spain

I don’t remember his name, but still he left a profound impact on me and is a character on the road I will never forget.   His head was shaved and his German accent thick. He had a thick, bristled jaw and solid, tree trunk legs. He was friendly to us, charismatic even. We were, after all, two young backpackers with a thirst for adventure. Spain was providing hot, balmy days – perfect for...

My Personal Top 10 List Of The Best Things To Do In Barcelona

Barcelona has got to be one of my favourite cities in Europe; I visited multiple times on my first backpacking adventure and loved it, and have been back since with my girlfriend and enjoyed it just as much. So how do you define Barcelona? Well it’s an eclectic mix of a chilled out beach atmosphere and a vibrant urban lifestyle. You’ll see people in business suits followed by others cruising on long skateboards,...

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