Bar Poë – I’d heard about this delicious little bar before I’d even arrived in Granada and duly set out to sample its wares. Sadly it was a Monday and it was closed. The following night I returned – and I’m so, so glad I did. Before I go on, let me promise you this … Continue reading
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Wieliczka salt mine tours- Europe’s most underrated attraction?
Before I jump into the details, let me just say this, Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most underrated attractions in Europe. A little skeptical? Let me convince you that this little Polish town NEEDS to be on your itinerary. I never thought I’d fall in love with a mine. I hate being underground, I … Continue reading
Graffiti in Granada – and why you’ll love it.
Here’s something you probably don’t know about Granada. The city is covered, and I mean completely blanketed, in graffiti. But it’s not the tacky eyesore that you come to associate with shady underpasses and gang territory. Granada’s graffiti is completely bewitching. Graffiti isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think about the … Continue reading
An unexpected trip to Lisbon!
Portugal is a country that has never been particularly high on my travel radar. Located at the Westernmost edge of Europe and without the biggest presence on the travel circuit it’s a place that I’ve not given too much thought to. I visited the Algarve when I was much younger, but I don’t really remember … Continue reading
What to see in Seville, Spain
This month I finally managed to get over to Seville, a city I’ve been dying to visit for the best part of three years. After hopping on a cheap flight from rainy Manchester to the rather more sunny Madrid, I caught a high-speed Renfe train to Seville Santa Justa station. I booked my ticket back … Continue reading
5 things to do in Tallinn, Estonia
TALLINN, perhaps not a place that jumps to mind for an interrailing itinerary, or the most obvious choice for a quick city-break, but the 2011 Capital of Culture and the birthplace of Skype offers a unique blend of modern, medieval and Soviet charm that completely won me over. Nestled between Russia and Finland, the Estonian … Continue reading
I’m going to Madrid… and Seville… and Granada!
I’m very excited to say that I’m visiting Spain again! Unfortunately I’ll only be there for a week (I was determined to pack in a visit during my final semester at university – especially as England has been horrendously sun deprived this year) but I’m planning on making every minute count. I’m flying into Madrid … Continue reading
What to do in Barcelona for 3 days
BARCELONA is one my favourite cities. My trip there left me swooning over the bustling, bright Catalan capital. With a brilliant beach, a distinctive culture and heaps of amazing sights and things to do it’s hardly surprising that Barcelona is firmly entrenched on the backpacking circuit. As with much of Western Europe, the city isn’t … Continue reading
5 things to do in Krakow
KRAKOW is Poland’s second largest city, and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Many tourists skip Warsaw entirely in favour of Krakow, and it’s easy to see why. While much of the country was devastated by World War II, Krakow managed to escape the destruction, and retains much of its medieval charm and original … Continue reading
5 things to do in Tarifa
TARIFA is a small town in the Andalusia region of Spain. The town is the southernmost point of Europe, so even though I visited in early March, it was a very pleasant 18 degrees. It’s a quiet, relaxed place, full of whitewashed buildings, friendly locals and is very affordable for those on a budget. Tarifa’s … Continue reading