Beret- Montgarri, a True Alpine Experience

Spain and snow, may seem like an odd combination, especially when there are plenty of areas that have almost never seen the white stuff. But go to the right places, and you’ll see it on a regular basis for at least half the year. The ski resort of Baqueira- Beret is one such place, andContinue reading “Beret- Montgarri, a True Alpine Experience”

Camino de Santiago Day 2: Astorga- Villafranca del Bierzo 81km

Day 2 was the make or break day in my mind. I knew if I was going to struggle as much as the previous day, I would seriously question my ability to complete this. Despite being in a sleeping bag, I slept like a baby, only to lose an hour with the clocks going forwardContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 2: Astorga- Villafranca del Bierzo 81km”

City Guides: Sevilla

The South of Spain may now be my home, but my imagination of it was different to what I now know is the reality. I knew I was probably going to see some stereotypes come to play there, with the flamenco, and bullfighting and a classy tapear culture. To some extent, that was true, butContinue reading “City Guides: Sevilla”

The Culture and Complexity of Catalan

When people think Catalan, they immediately think about the independence movement, and the red and yellow striped flag with the star. But the culture and language is completely overlooked, and to some extent, Catalonia does have a feeling of a separate country. It’s language is widely used across the region for the most part, andContinue reading “The Culture and Complexity of Catalan”

Spanish Banks

Banks, no matter which country you’re in, can be a nightmare at the best of times. In Spain, they’re different in their annoying ways compared to England, and as a resident, trying to comprehend everything in a different language, you can feel out of your depth quite quickly. It’s worth noting that like England duringContinue reading “Spanish Banks”

Hiking Trips: Riudecanyes- Castell d’Escornabou

Hiking for me, at one point, became an almost weekly activity during my time in Catalonia, and it all started with me joining a gym in Reus. It was January 2015 when I decided to join a new gym and regain some of my fitness I had lost (cycling isn’t enough). Following a recommendation fromContinue reading “Hiking Trips: Riudecanyes- Castell d’Escornabou”

Camino de Santiago: Day 1 León- Astorga

The Camino de Santiago or Way of St James as us Brits call it, is one of the most famous pilgrimages in the world, and is a major challenge for anyone who takes it on. People usually walk the main route, but cycling has become a lot more popular in recent years. But truth beContinue reading “Camino de Santiago: Day 1 León- Astorga”

City Guide: León, Castilla y León

It’s only fair to write my first blog about the city where it all began; my Erasmus year in a city that is well off the beaten track for most Brits. I chose to study in León following a conversation I had with my senior lecturer at Uni, and he didn’t take much convincing whenContinue reading “City Guide: León, Castilla y León”