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Barcelona tips and tricks for visitors 2019 – Spain Travel Article

Barcelona tips and tricks for visitors 2019 I’ve been a resident of Barcelona for over 10 years, and oftentimes, I feel like a tourist.  This happens usually when I’m wandering down the Gothic Quarter or Born, or walking through the raucous-y Plaça Catalunya. I still visit tourist sites like the Sagrada Familia and love to explore new spots. For that reason, I’ve come up with some Barcelona tips and tricks – find out what you need to do before you…

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Taxi from Malaga airport and more transport options – Spain Travel Article

Taxi from Malaga airport and more transport options Malaga airport is the busiest airport in southern Spain, accounting for around 85% of air traffic in Andalucia. In 2018, no fewer than 19 million passengers passed through its gates. It’s no surprise then, that there are plenty of options when it comes to transport to and from the city. You can take a taxi from Malaga airport straight into town, or hop on a bus to Marbella, Fuengirola, Nerja or Granada…

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Lavender Festival in Brihuega Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain – Spain Travel Article

Lavender Festival in Brihuega Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain You don’t need to travel from Madrid to Provence to see lavender fields in bloom this summer. Brihuega, a blip of a village in the Guadalajara province, has come to produce close to 10% of the world’s lavender. My parents had a few scattered plants in the backyard of my childhood home, and, along with lightening bugs and scrapes on my knees, the lavender bloom was…

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GiGi Von Tapas, Barcelona ~ Where Every Day Feels Like Sunday – Spain Travel Article

GiGi Von Tapas, Barcelona ~ Where Every Day Feels Like Sunday GiGi Von Tapas is the kind of place you go to meet a friend for brunch and end up staying at for after dark drinks.  Tucked away on the blossoming boulevard of Carrer de la Marina, overlooking the ornate Museo Taurino de la Monumental and within strolling distance from La Sagrada Familia, GiGi Von Tapas is another gift from the trailblazing team behind Marmalade, Milk and Firebug. Known for…

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Why I Love Traveling to Puglia, Italy – Spain Travel Article

Why I Love Traveling to Puglia, Italy One of my favorite places in Italy to travel is Puglia — the heel of the boot! I first visited Puglia in 2014 and I consider it one of the most unique and memorable regions in the country. This year, Puglia tourism launched an ad in New York City for the first time ever. I headed down to catch it in action — in the heart of Times Square! Times Square is home…

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The Best Places to Go Swimming Near Malaga • Toma & Coe – Spain Travel Article

The Best Places to Go Swimming Near Malaga • Toma & Coe They don’t call it the Costa del Sol for nothing – the province of Malaga enjoys around  320 days of sunlight a year. This wall-to-wall sunshine can make for some pretty hot summers, but visitors to the region will find themselves spoilt for choice when choosing a spot for a refreshing dip. Alongside its beautiful beaches, Malaga can also offer turquoise lagoons, crystal clear rivers and stunning natural…

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The Complete Guide to Summer Fun – Devour Madrid – Spain Travel Article

The Complete Guide to Summer Fun – Devour Madrid This blog post was originally posted on July 2, 2018 and was updated on July 1, 2019. The dog days of summer are in full swing, but Madrid still boasts plenty of fun in the sun throughout August. At first glance, it may seem that August may not be the most ideal time of year to visit Madrid. Take thousands of tourists pouring into the city, subtract the locals who flee…

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5 Reasons to Visit Alcala La Real in Summer – Spain Travel Article

5 Reasons to Visit Alcala La Real in Summer When most people head off to the beaches and the Costas around Andalusia. I like to explore lesser known towns and villages. So this month I am heading inland to the unspoilt Jaen town of Alcala la Real. Este post esta disponible en Español> Visitar Alcala La Real You may be wondering why I have such a keen interest in this sleepy town in the Andalusian countryside. Here are five attractions I…

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The Best Caldo Verde Recipe – Spain Travel Article

The Best Caldo Verde Recipe Today Melissa shares one of the most quintessential Portuguese recipes — and lets us in on the secrets behind a homemade caldo verde recipe! If you want a taste of traditional Portuguese cuisine, this caldo verde recipe is the perfect project. Simple and delicious, it’s a crowd-pleasing favorite that makes for an easy lunch, a festive first course, or even a late-night snack (more on that later). A bowl of homemade caldo verde topped with…

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Best Places To Stay In Seville – Spain Travel Article

Best Places To Stay In Seville Andalusia’s capital Seville invites you to a wonderful holiday in the sun all year round. Here, on the bank of the Guadalquivir river, modern-day buildings are met with historic monuments. Seville is divided into many neighbourhoods, each with a unique personality. This guide will take you through the best places to rent a holiday apartment in Seville depending on the type of city break you seek. Where to stay for culture in SevilleThe history and culture…

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