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Tenerife’s Forgotten Past: Pirates, Battles & Castles

Guest Post by By Derin Clarke: Today, Tenerife is a firm favourite with package holidaying makers – its promise of sun, sea, cheap beer and quality fry ups makes it an alluring destination for Brits wanting to escape – but in its not so distant past, Tenerife was far from the holiday camp it now is. [...]

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3 Must-See Museums in Spain

Spain’s fantastic cities offer some of the best weekend trips in Europe – it’s easy to spend a sunny holiday in Spain lolling on the beach or exploring historic sites and cobbled alleyways, and lively evenings hopping between tapas bars and clubs until long after bedtime. However, Spain is also home to some of the [...]

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The Art Lover’s Guide To Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most amazing artistic and architectural cities in the world. From the famous fairytale architecture of Antonio Gaudi to the masterpieces of world-known artists such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, Barcelona has earned its place as a trophy-city of cultural achievement – don’t forget to book in advance to reserve Airport [...]

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A Guide To “Levada Walking” In Madeira

Madeira is a fantastic choice for an active getaway, especially if you love walking – the isle is famed for its levadas – irrigation channels that supply water to the often precariously-placed farms and villages that cling to the sides of the mountains or line the lower ground by the seashore. As well as having [...]

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Great Food To Try In Menorca

Guest Post by Tom Bourlet. Menorca cuisine is a blend of classic Spanish dishes and foods absorbed through two thousand years of international influence. So there’s certainly no shortage of great food to try in Menorca, and while real home cooking has reduced in popularity in response to busier lifestyles, in recent years efforts have been [...]

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How To Do Malaga On A Budget

Malaga is a large city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia and capital of the Malaga Province – the largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, excellent shopping and cuisine, which can turn into a very expensive vacation if you are not prepared. So, firstly make [...]

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Top Things To Do In Madrid, Spain

Things To Do In Madrid, Spain - Madrid is a vibrant city with huge contrasts and diversity; 17th century buildings line up along cobble stoned lanes, next to sky scrapers and wide shopping boulevards, the bullfight traditions live on together with gay pride festivals. The list of things to do in Madrid is endless, but we’ll [...]

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Barcelona vs. Madrid – Which Do You Prefer?

There has been a long standing rivalry between Barcelona and Madrid, not only between locals but also between loyal visitors who all praise that their favorite is better than the other for one reason or another. So let’s stir it up a bit and compare the cities with this cool infographic from HostelBookers – where [...]

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Introducing Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca is a great place to visit in Spain – for those who are learning or want to learn Spanish, Spain is the natural choice, whether just for a visit or to live, but instead of opting for the typical cities such as Barcelona and Madrid, why not go to a city like Salamanca? There you [...]

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Costa Blanca Road Trip: What You Need To Know

Costa Blanca, translated to “the white coast”, is nicknamed after its 200 km long coast line with countless, never-ending white sandy beaches, and is one of the most heavily visited areas in the whole of Europe. While it’s not something for “off-the-beaten-path” kind of people, it’s definitely popular for a reason. If you’re into sunbathing [...]

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