Do you need to learn the language of the country you want to visit? This, of course, depends on the experience you want to seek from your travels. Continue reading “Language of Travel”
You don’t have to leave Australia to taste the flavours of Europe. Take a walk along the South Bank in Brisbane where you are literally spoiled for choice of restaurants and cafes. Continue reading “Europe in Australia”
This month is a trip down Spanish memory lane as I watched this video I took during a Flamenco show in Barcelona. Intense and powerful, the Spanish dance of Flamenco is beautiful to watch. Continue reading “Flamenco Nights”
Before I toured Spain, I was unaware of the beautiful city of Cordoba. Yet I am glad that my tour provided me with the opportunity to visit. The first thing I noticed about Cordoba was that it was clean – oh and they have a great shoe shop. Continue reading “Coffee in Cordoba”
Madrid is truly memorable because of the people I met and the experiences shared along the way. The reason we travel is not just about the places but it is about the people. Only so much can be learnt from a guidebook, such as the history of a country. To know a city more intimately, it is best to talk to those who know it best. The people. Continue reading “Magical Madrid”
This month’s featured video was taken in 2012 on my trip to Spain, more specifically in Salamanca.
With stunning architecture, beautifully crafted gardens, a visit to Sevilla in the south of Spain is not complete without a royal palace tour. Real Alcázar, is the oldest royal residential complex in Europe. Walking through the grounds it is easy to see how the palace is the most beautiful with a mix of Muslim, Arabic, Gothic and Spanish architectural influences and design.
The World Cup was an event for Spain as they won 4 – 0 against Italy in 2012. I was in Valencia on the evening the game was played and captured the excitement and jubilation of fans as they made their way out to celebrate. Continue reading “Valencia Celebrates”
This week we are going to play a game called “find the frog” or in Spanish “Rana de Suerte” which means Lucky Frog. A game that tourists and students are drawn into when they visit the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Legend says that if one can find the frog hidden in beautiful stone carvings on the university building’s facade then that person will have good luck, find true love or marry within a year.
From panoramic Swiss-like views to celebrity spotting, San Sebastian has something for everyone. So close your eyes and open your ears and other senses. The sound of waves crash against the seawall. A gentle spray of water hits your face and you can taste the salty Atlantic Ocean on your lips. Continue reading “Basque Jewels”