Barcelona Take Two

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Barcelona, Take Two! There’s no questioning that Barcelona is a mesmerizing city for many. A unique blend of a complex cultural history, medieval architecture, modern art and metropolitan vibes. I first visited Barcelona with my friend Gautam back in June 2016 (Gautam wrote a guest blog about Barcelona which you can read here) and like many, I also fell in love … Read More

San Sebastian in Winter

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San Sebastian in Winter Means Constant Rain…   San Sebastian is very much a tourism-oriented city, with its sandy beaches (both surf beach and a sheltered bay), history (it is the centre of the ancient Basque region and language), pintxos (tapas-style bites served on the bars) and fine dining (as a city San Sebastian has the most Michelin Stars per … Read More

Barcelona – A Modern City Preserving The Past

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If you’ve been following my pictures and updates on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that I recently spend a week exploring the treasures of the Catalonian Coast with a good mate of mine, Gautam Krishnan (aka “G”). My last post explored our adventures in some of the priceless, often undiscovered, gems of the coastline. The final stop on our journey was the … Read More

Catalan Coastal Gems

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[picture above: View of Peniscola from Castell de Peniscola] The Spanish cities of Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastien and Granada draw many visitors to Spain every year. However, along the coast south of Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia, you’ll find many just as beautiful, fascinating and historical towns to visit on your travels. Guadalest Beginning just south of Valencia, you … Read More

10 Highlights of Alicante and Murcia

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Alicante and Murcia are two cities (about an hour apart) in the region of Spain south of Valencia. Alicante, on the coast, attracts some tourists in the Summer (although not nearly as many as its neighbour, Benidorm), while Murcia is a somewhat unknown, though nonetheless beautiful and interesting, city! I’ve been housesitting just outside of Murcia and have had the pleasure of … Read More

Mouthwatering Murcian Morsels

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Spanish Food Paella

Did you know that paella is actually the name of the large pan that the rice is cooked in? In a more local restaurant you won’t actually see ‘Paella’ on the menu. Rather you’ll read the heading “Arroces” which is Spanish for ‘rices’. Under the heading you’ll then see the different rice dishes that the restaurant serves (seafood, chicken, chorizo etc.). … Read More

Raw Cacao Bean Bliss Balls

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  RAW CACAO BEAN BLISS BALLS I’ve been spending lots of time with my family in the Netherlands since arriving in Europe. Low and behold, the husband of one of my cousins is in the cacao bean trade! So what did I head home with after lunch at their place? A giant bag of raw cacao beans of course. I … Read More

Spanish Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls

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SPANISH LEMON COCONUT BLISS BALLS I’m currently housesitting just outside of Murcia, Spain, in a villa on the outskirts of the town situated amongst rows and rows of lemon trees! So, what do you do when your Spanish adventures give you a seemingly endless supply of lemons? Make Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls of course! I would normally use a base of nuts … Read More