City Guide: Santiago De Compostela

Having finished my last blog about the end of the Camino de Santiago, it only makes sense to write the next one about the iconic Galician capital in more detail. There’s always a risk that your destination for any long sporting trip may be a bit of an anticlimax, but Santiago is not one ofContinue reading “City Guide: Santiago De Compostela”

Camino de Santiago Day 5 (final): Palas Do Rei- Santiago 70km

The final day of the trip surprisingly built a lot of tension first thing in the morning for me. I had a lot of energy when I got up, which was a first, but my attention turned to how I was going to get to Santiago. Following the trail though every village and town, orContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 5 (final): Palas Do Rei- Santiago 70km”

Camino de Santiago Day 4: La Laguna- Palas Do Rei 97km

Day 3 was all about the state of my bike, whereas day 4 was more about the state of my body. I was feeling good that I was able to continue after fearing the worst from breaking my bike, and I knew that this morning would be the last major mountain stage. I Had driedContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 4: La Laguna- Palas Do Rei 97km”

Renting a flat in Spain: Do’s and Don’ts

Being a foreigner living in Spain, finding a place to live is understandably quite an ordeal, especially when all the agreements are in a language that isn’t your first. It’s very easy to be discriminated against, or taken advantage of, and unfortunately, there are more than your fair share of dodgy landlords/landladies in Spain. JustContinue reading “Renting a flat in Spain: Do’s and Don’ts”

L’Hospitalet d’infant- L’Ametlla del mar, The Hills and Coves of the Costa Daurada.

The coast of Tarragona in northeast of Spain is a very underrated part of the country. People might only know of Salou when the costa Daurada springs to mind. but hop several clicks in either direction, and you’ll find a different scene altogether. You don’t see as many tourists, and head west from Salou, thereContinue reading “L’Hospitalet d’infant- L’Ametlla del mar, The Hills and Coves of the Costa Daurada.”

City Guide: Pamplona/ Iruña

The first thing anyone thinks about Pamplona, is the scene of bulls running wild, chasing adrenaline junkies through the old streets during San Fermin. However, this city is so much more than that, and you can really delve into a part of Spain that isn’t really well known at all. I learned so much aboutContinue reading “City Guide: Pamplona/ Iruña”

Churros, Porras and Buñuelos, the ultimate Spanish breakfast treat.

Let’s face it, if you have never tried a churro, what have you been doing with your life?! I know you can get them in the UK, but they aren’t easy to find, and were a bit of a rip-off when I last had them there. Here in Spain however, you’re pretty much tripping overContinue reading “Churros, Porras and Buñuelos, the ultimate Spanish breakfast treat.”

Camino de Santiago Day 3: Villafranca- La Laguna 39km

Day 3 of the Camino de Santiago was the day where it all went wrong. Me and my Brazilian friend Rafael had a rough night in the hostel we were in, because of the heavy rain making a load of noise for most of the night. This place offered a good breakfast to start usContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 3: Villafranca- La Laguna 39km”

Murciano: Is this the hardest Spanish accent on the peninsula?

If you go for a holiday on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, you would probably overlook the Costa Cálida, in the southeast of Spain. Alicante is nearby, so most Brits prefer to go there, so I can understand why it’s not so well-known. But this coastline is part of the Region de Murcia, and when youContinue reading “Murciano: Is this the hardest Spanish accent on the peninsula?”

The Regional Nature of Beer in Spain

Let’s be honest, beer is life. Us brits love a pint or five, and if you come to Spain, like every other European country, they love it too. However, to the common eye, a bar in England compared to Spain, the first question often springs to mind in a Spanish bar; Why is there onlyContinue reading “The Regional Nature of Beer in Spain”