Archive for Category: "spain"
You’re walking down Calle de Alcalá in Madrid with your three friends and a cool traveler guy you met at the hostel. Everything is beautiful, peachy, and even the weather is on your side. Suddenly, the purse that has practically become part of your body from always being on you seems lighter
Movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Holiday, and Notting Hill had built an image in our minds that whenever we travel to a different country, there’s a possibility that we could meet a very attractive/romantic guy who could sweep us off our feet. A man who will hold our hand while strolling through their country’s finest tourist spots
Once upon a time, I was a travel idiot. About fifteen years ago, on my first couple of trips to Europe, I researched virtually nothing in advance. I was lucky enough to show up at the right hotel and have the right currency in my wallet.
Having been to (and lived in) a number of amazing cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Paris and London, I still swear that Barcelona is one of the most fantastic places in the world. It’s the perfect mashup of Spanish history, Catalonian lifestyle, European glamour, beachside ease and dynamic culture
Living in Melilla, a little Spanish enclave at the top of North Africa, as a British language assistant, you sort of get used to the Arabic twist on things. One of the first weeks I spent here, a fellow assistant and I decided to hop on a bus and see where it took us and after five minutes, we saw Melilla’s buildings change.