Manolo Paz always talks in a soothing tone that seems to float somewhere between the wind and the earth. He speaks in Spanish and I only pick up the occasional word. But when he is translated, I feel like the meaning of what he has to say fits with the way he says it. Grounded yet inspirational.
On the wall is some graffiti that I can’t make much sense of. I think there are small round robots buzzing about, working on computers and talking on the phone. The table where I sit is long and white. There are four of us sitting here, laptops open, yet eight seats still remain empty.
La Tomatina festival is high on many bucket lists - but there are a few important things to know before you join this messy tomato fight in Spain. This survival guide will make sure you know how to prepare for La Tomatina, including what to wear, how to stay safe and what to leave at your hotel - and just how long it will be until you stop finding tomatoes in your hair!
Majorca means “largest island” in Latin, which makes sense: It’s the biggest of Spain’s Balearic islands. Beloved by the Brits, Majorca sees the arrival of 2.23 million UK tourists every year, a whopping 26% of the island’s total tourist traffic.
There are countless summer sports out which totally sum up the sunniest time of the year. Of course, most of these sports involve getting wet, and whether you’ve tried them at least once in your life or not, the feeling of wanting to get involved is probably still there.
Ibiza, also known as the White Isle, is famous for its nightlife, yet there is another side to the island that many visitors never discover. From secret beaches to boho boutiques and seafood restaurants, there are lots of Ibiza hidden gems for you to explore.
I vividly remember my first time in Spain. I was in my early-twenties and Spain was very high on my bucket list. Together with a friend, I planned an 18-day road-trip from Barcelona to Madrid; a trip which turned out to be the start of my love affair with Spain which continues till this day!
Like everyone, I’d heard about Swiss and Belgian chocolate, often in contest for the best chocolate in the world, but not a thing about Spanish chocolate, that could well be in the running. So when I had the chance to go on the City of Chocolate tour, a walking chocolate tour hosted by Context Travel in Barcelona, I felt both curious and excited about unearthing a lesser-known secret about the city and sampling the best chocolate in Barcelona
We are just back from Barcelona and upon returning, my first impulse is to write about these fabulous shades of terracotta that I saw everywhere in the city. It’s the strangest thing, because I had no memory of it from my first time there, years ago, but this time around they felt omnipresent in the best possible way.
The Balearic Islands have always been a popular destination for sun-starved Brits seeking year-round sun. For us, that had actually been an incentive not to visit. However, after spending a week in Menorca this summer, we are shouting from the rooftops that its climate is not the only reason why you should visit this beautiful Spanish island
A couple of years ago, I ventured on my first road trip through Spain and Portugal. I drove from Málaga to Lisbon, making stops in some of the best cities in Andalusia.
When we went rowing around Menorca, I remember one of the guys saying something about a hidden club in the caves and the idea of that just seemed so ridiculous (and so “Alibaba and the 40 thieves”-esque) that I thought it was just some kind of urban legend/fable and dismissed it entirely.
Turns out it wasn’t… but before all that, have you ever heard of a Taula?
Barcelona is one of those great global cities that many of us have passed through for one reason or another. That was my problem actually, I’d ever only just passed through. Although I’d been to the city on several occasions, I never spent time there, never saw its famous sights and certainly never got to know it a little better.