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Backpacking in The Basque Country: Top 10 Sights in Donostia (San Sebastian)

The Basque Country is a place that has always interested me. Officially part of the Kingdom of Spain, however this is a country with its own language, flag and ways of life. I decided to head to the city of Donostia to check it out. Donostia is the name in the local language, to the Read more about Backpacking in The Basque Country: Top 10 Sights in Donostia (San Sebastian)[…]

Backpacking in Spain: Staying at Cat’s Hostel in Madrid

Believe it or not but 101 countries in, 709 cities and towns backpacked through on my journeys yet Madrid in Spain had somehow escaped me until 2015. Along with my time in Rome (Italy), it seemed that two of Europe’s most famous cities had failed to entice me thus far. But after my Tunisian and Read more about Backpacking in Spain: Staying at Cat’s Hostel in Madrid[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Lunch in the Sobrino de Botin, the Oldest Restaurant in the World in Madrid, Spain

I recently found myself backpacking in Spain and headed to the capital city Madrid. Madrid is famous for a lot of different things down the years such as Real Madrid, the gay scene, Franco’s parades but did you know that Madrid has the world’s oldest restaurant? Neither did I until I turned up here, neither Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Lunch in the Sobrino de Botin, the Oldest Restaurant in the World in Madrid, Spain[…]

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Backpacking in Catalonia: Top 5 Sights in Barcelona

You might be surprised to see me do a top 5 of a really popular city and one that has ben covered so much on travel blogs, but it was my first time to tour Barcelona this year and I was quite impressed by it so I thought I’d get a top 5 typed up Read more about Backpacking in Catalonia: Top 5 Sights in Barcelona[…]

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Backpacking in Catalonia: Exploring the Village of Gracia in Barcelona

Barcelona shouts “tourist city” to me and while I can see the reason why it attracts more travellers than Valencia, I still knew I could escape the crowds and get to some off the wall places. While backpacking in Catalonia I heard about the village of Gracia which is housed inside Barcelona’s metropolitan area yet Read more about Backpacking in Catalonia: Exploring the Village of Gracia in Barcelona[…]

Staying in the Best Hostel in Barcelona, Catalonia: Hostal Barcelona

Let me start with a shock for you. Obvious European cities never did much for me. I never had any intention of visiting places like Paris, Munich, Rome, Madrid and Barcelona. But the travel lifestyle is unpredictable. While looking for a cheap flight from New York to Europe, Barcelona and Madrid came top. I opted Read more about Staying in the Best Hostel in Barcelona, Catalonia: Hostal Barcelona[…]

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Gracia Neighbourhood Food Tour with Devour Barcelona in Catalonia

After touring Andorra and loving my first week in mainland Europe for over 5 years, I decided on doing some quirky and unusual things when my backpack and I hit the Catalonian city of Barcelona. Officially and politically I was in Spain of course, but the locals love their Catalonian heritage and hence red and Read more about Gracia Neighbourhood Food Tour with Devour Barcelona in Catalonia[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Barcelona Airport to Andorra by Bus (Catalonia/Spain to Andorra)

As well as being a proud Catalan city, Barcelona (officially part of Spain) also sits near the border of two other countries, Andorra and France and both are only a 3 hour trip from Barcelona. As I had been to France and Spain before a few times, I decided to head to Andorra while I Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Barcelona Airport to Andorra by Bus (Catalonia/Spain to Andorra)[…]