The intriguing 10 Spanish Islands that must be on your travel list

We have all heard about Ibiza, Mallorca and the Canary Islands but did you know that Spain has more than 60 islands dotted around its coastline? Many of course, are uninhabited nature reserves while others offer northern Europeans warm weather beach escapes and are perfect for honeymoons, couples trips and family Read More …

Gaudi, Picasso, Getting lost in El Born : Best things to do in Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona has some of the most unique and inspiring architecture in the world, masters like Gaudi and Picasso have left their mark in this vibrant city.  Our daughter was so inspired by this city that her Extended Essay for her International Baccalaureate program in High School was based on this Read More …

Amazing Andalucia : A 7 day Itinerary to see the Best of Southern Spain

Flamenco dancers, horses carriages, bright bougainvilleas, tapas and elaborate Moorish castles is what is in store when you visit Southern Spain.  While westerners spell Andalusia with a ‘s’, Spaniards spell it as Andalucía!  Andalucía called Al-Andalus (Arabic for “land of the west”) was a Moorish empire for 781 years, from 711 Read More …

Road Trip through the Pueblos Blancos of Andalucia

Our family is not what you would call adventurous, we are not into bungee jumping, deep sea diving or riding on the many crazy rollacoasters or running after bulls… We couldn’t  even handle watching a bull fight at Seville after we learnt that the bulls are actually killed at the end Read More …

A Day trip to see the Candy Cane Arches : One day in Cordoba

We took a train from Seville to Cordoba to visit the Candy Cane double arches of Mesquita – also called the Grand Mosque or Cathedral of Cordoba. Here is a look at our one day in Cordoba, a quick and easy day trip from Seville. One day in Cordoba, a Read More …

Rocambolesc : A Willy Wonka-esque Gelateria in Girona

We were visiting Girona, on a day trip from Barcelona. The Old Town of Girona is on the east bank of the river Onyar, with pedestrianized narrow streets surrounded by the old city walls. The Rambla, running parallel to the river, contains many street cafés and touristic restaurants. There are wonderful museums, Read More …

Spanish Riviera : An afternoon in Calella de Palafrugell

Although there’s no such thing as the Spanish Riviera, travel websites usually use the term when they talk about Spain’s magnificent beaches, and the Iberian country is blessed with plenty of them.  So, if there would be a Spanish Riviera, this would probably include most of the country’s seashores, as Spain Read More …

Picasso Museum Barcelona : More than meets the Eye… Or Eyes in wrong places!

The highlight of our visit to Spain last summer was to see the Gaudi masterpieces and the Picasso museum in Barcelona. I wanted the kids and Mr. Suburbia for that matter to see Pablo Picasso’s early works and the evolution of the great master of modern art. They know Picasso Read More …

Photo diary : A horse carriage ride around Seville

When in Seville a romantic horse carriage ride is a must, just like a boat tour on the Siene is a must.  Seville is a walkable city but you have to walk around a lot to cover all the important sights plus it gets pretty hot in the summer.  We hired ones Read More …