Las Palmas de Gran Canaria After spending some time in the Spanish peninsula ( feel free to see my latest blog about Almeria) I decided it was time to find a place where I could spend my winter without experiencing the European cold temperatures. A group of islands, part of Spain, with European standards of … Continue reading Gran Canaria
Almeria the sunburnt city I was sad to leave behind the beautiful beach of Costa d Caparica but it was time to say farewell to Portugal and fly to Southern Spain to explore more of Andalusia. Should you ,God forbid, arrive in sunburnt and wind blasted Almeria on a Sunday you would think you … Continue reading Why I was spooked out in Almeria
Costa da Caparica, Portugal A 40 minutes comfortable bus ride will take you from Lisbon to Costa da Caparica a breathtaking beach area on the Atlantic Sea .If this compliment is coming from someone that has seen quite a few beaches around the world and lived in Australia you can trust it is worth … Continue reading 35 km of pristine beach and Nature: Costa da Caparica
My trip from Faro to Lisbon on a Portuguese high speed train was actually fast and comfortable . I was lucky enough to find a small apartment right in the center of "Alfama", Lisbon historic part of the city. One eventing while walking slowly and carefully trying not to slip on the smooth tiled … Continue reading Lisbon: the best tips from a local.
The trip from Spain to Portugal was a lovely ride despite being nearly strip searched as you can read in my previous post. By the time the bus arrived in Faro it was dark so I went straight to my little hotel which was simple but clean and with friendly staff. The following day … Continue reading Faro the Algarve capital,
My trip from Spain to Portugal: Even though I had an Interrail train ticket already paid, after many internet searches I realised the quickest way to get to Portugal from Spain was actually by bus. From Seville bus station I took the "Ouibus" at 8.30pm and that would get me into Faro, Portugal at 11.30 … Continue reading What the “Odyssey” has got to do with my trip to Portugal
My train took only 2and half hours from Malaga to Seville. From the Santa Justa train station I made my way to my hotel near plaza de Armas . I chose this location because it was the nearest to the Seville main bus station. Considering the quickest and easy way to get to my … Continue reading Seville the spectacular city.
Malaga the city with the powerful sun After living many years in Australia exposed to one of the strongest sunlights in the world ( we even have the ozone hole above us) I thought I was going to be completely fine in Malaga. Well ...surprisingly I actually noticed a difference in adapting to the heat … Continue reading Why you need a siesta in Malaga
Spanish high speed trains, especially those going to the capital, can take you to destination in a blink of an eye. It was a May rainy day when I arrived in Puerta de Atocha the main train station in Madrid. As I exited the metro stop close to my Airbnb accomodation I was immediately aware of … Continue reading Madrid the city of contrasts
Continuing my Interrail train trip around Europe I left Barcelona Sants station (see my previous blog in the link for more details ) and in about 3 and half hours I was nearly at destination. As the train was approaching Valencia the first thing that caught my attention was a tall white structure shaped like … Continue reading Valencia the futuristic city