backpacking in alicante

5 Things to see and do in and around Alicante, Spain

Oh Spain, how I used to love my time travelling there, back when I was a “novice backpacker”! Aside from over indulgent parties in Menorca and Majorca, I backpacked through cities like Alicante and Valencia as well as doing them on family holidays before I upped and left my “normal life” behind. Today I’ll focus Read more about 5 Things to see and do in and around Alicante, Spain[…]

Jonny Blair in Valencia travelling Northern Irishman

5 Things To Do In Valencia, Spain

I did the whole travelling in Europe thing when I lived in Northern Ireland and England, but it didn’t quite feel like I was travelling properly. I’ve been reminiscing recently about a trip that I did 10 years ago to the east coast of Spain. While most travellers going to Spain head to Madrid and Read more about 5 Things To Do In Valencia, Spain[…]

The Mediterranean Sea in Europe - cleaner than Asian waters

Childhood Flashback! European Summer Holidays

I always feel I neglect to look back on those amazing European Summer Holidays I enjoyed as a child. OK, so I’m talking about the typical Summer Holidays you hear about – beaches, swimming pools, junk food, ice creams and relaxation. Recently while relaxing with my parents on a trip to Sri Lanka, I thought Read more about Childhood Flashback! European Summer Holidays[…]

Hunting Down The Ghost Of Luis Casanova: Valencia, Spain, 2003

Twenty one years after a heroic night on the Spanish coast for a Northern Ireland football team, a white shirted and green shorted male walks through the (almost) Franco-resistant city of Valencia to investigate the demonic effect that a goal by Gerry Armstrong has had on a patriotically Spanish population. I walked through Valencia on Read more about Hunting Down The Ghost Of Luis Casanova: Valencia, Spain, 2003[…]