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Granada and its Alhambra >>

Granada and its Alhambra >>

    Granada, a city that forms part of the Andalucia region in the South of Spain is one of the most important cities in the country and one of the most visited.  It is best known for The Alhambra the main monument, The Cathedral where the King and Queen ... Read More
The Dance culture in Andalucia; Flamenco >>

The Dance culture in Andalucia; Flamenco >>

  Flamenco is folk music from Spain, originating in the souther area also known as Andalucia region. Flamenco is believed to have originated in the eighteen hundreds and it is associated with the gitanos or gypsies, which were the Romani or people of Indian descent living in Europe. But has now ... Read More
2 days/48 hours in Seville>>

2 days/48 hours in Seville>>

I got to Seville through Portugal by taking a bus from Faro but you can certainly take the train from Porto or Lisbon the only things is these particular destinations don’t have a direct route through the train so I recommend taking a bus instead, it takes about four hours ... Read More
Experiencing Fado >>

Experiencing Fado >>

Fado, from the Portuguese “saudade” that translates roughly as longing, or nostalgia for unrealized dreams. It is the soul music of Portugal. So if you are in Portugal and in Lisbon particularly you will see many signs out on the street and in bars and guaranteed your host will recommend ... Read More
2 days-48 hours in Lisbon, Portugal >>

2 days-48 hours in Lisbon, Portugal >>

My first train trip was from Porto to Lisbon, and having the Eurail global pass made everything way easier than if I didn’t. You can find more info on the pass on our post regarding Eurail, follow link here. Lisbon is about three hours away from Porto via train and ... Read More
Visiting Porto, the best city in Portugal >>

Visiting Porto, the best city in Portugal >>

Porto, where to begin! The minute I stepped out of the airport I was smiling non stop at the city. I flew here from London instead of taking the train because I found a very cheap flight but you could take the train and save some money and if you ... Read More
A week in the UK

A week in the UK

I have been posting about individual London activities to check out  and some day trips, like Oxford and Edinburgh not sure if you’ve seen them already but just wanted to put it all in perspective so you can figure out my itinerary and then figure out how long you need ... Read More
A day trip to Oxford University >>

A day trip to Oxford University >>

Oxford I wasn’t planning to be in London for long but for sure knew I had to check out Oxford because its Oxford!! How could I miss it. Oxford is only an hour away from London central via train at the super low cost of 24 pounds for a return trip. ... Read More
A week in London>>

A week in London>>

    As you already know from previous posts, I will be traveling out to Europe and Asia for the next six months or so and my first stop was London. It’s funny actually because originally this trip was planned only to explore Asia but since it was cheaper to ... Read More