Eat Your Way Through Barcelona

Travelling isn’t just about what you see, it’s also about what you eat.

If you are travelling to Barcelona, you will have so much to see you will forget to sit down and enjoy a meal. At least that’s what happens to me when I’m overwhelmed with the amount of beautiful things I can see in a short time.

I’m here to remind you of some of the must have foods you need to try on your trip to Barcelona, Spain. Continue reading “Eat Your Way Through Barcelona”

5 Reasons to Use a Tour Company for Your First European Adventure

Dreaming of a trip to Europe? Not sure how to get started on planning your trip? No worries, there’s not much to think about beyond packing if you do your trip with a tour company.

I won’t lie that it’s a pricy option, but if you have pinned locations all over Europe to your Pinterest board, then this will be the simplest and cheapest way to make your dreams a reality.

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12km Walk Under the Boiling Sun – Santorini Style

Have you heard about the 12km walk in Santorini? No?

Well prior to asphalt roads being built, the two main cities (Thira and Oia) of Santorini were travelled to and from along the top of the coast. The path, as you may have guessed, is 12km long.

If you have the time, I suggest you walk it. The view is stunning and so is the environment. Because Santorini is affected by an active volcano, the erosion is quite fantastic with its mix of colours. As you walk along the path, you will see black rocks and then a whole area that is completely red.

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La Tomatina: What to Expect

Planning to go to Spain for La Tomatina? Here are some things you should know before you go get tomatoes thrown at your face.

La Tomatina takes place at the end of August (varying every year), for a celebration that no one really knows why it started. Speculation is that the village people got angry at the government and started throwing tomatoes at them to show their anger. Anyways… The annual event is hosted in a Small town near the coast called Buñol, Valencia.

Where To Stay: the obvious choice would be to stay in Valencia. And if you have the time to spend a night there then I suggest you do so. However, book it in advance, it is a small town. You may end up getting a room at their university. You can also stay in Barcelona and  get your tickets through a company that will drive you overnight to Valencia. Continue reading “La Tomatina: What to Expect”

4 Tips for Travelling Solo

I was determined to spend my birthday this year in Paris. Preferably with friends, but none of the 10 people I invited could come. I know, LAME!IMG_0425

So I ended up doing a solo trip to Paris. Was it an amazing time? Yes. Would I do it again? I don’t know. I personally enjoy having people to share experiences with. Am I glad I did it? Yes.

If you are planning a solo trip and don’t want to be the lead role in your own remake of the movie Taken, here is some advice to keep in mind.

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Barcelona, Spain, Gaudi, Casa Batllo, Vacation, Europe

Barcelona

 

History overload!

If you are an architect, Barcelona is your heaven. There isn’t a street you can walk down that won’t wow you. Every single thing is designed – including the streetlights.

Talk about the “IT” place for a studying architecture. Everything needed to be designed. And the person who thrived in this was Gaudi – but more on this genius later.

Barcelona was the last location on my 2016 Europe Trip – and it was definitely an amazing way to end the adventure. We flew in from Santorini through Iberia Airlines; our hotel was ideally located in the middle of all the beauty. So as we emerged from the subway with all our suitcases, we started giggling. A strange reaction but it was so surreal to come out from underground to this interlocked sidewalk and be visually struck by this beautiful Gaudi building – Casa Batllo.

Less than an hour into the last leg of our trip and we were already feeling amazing! Continue reading “Barcelona”

Switzerland, Europe, Lucerne, Alps, Travel, Trip, Alp

Lucerne, Switzerland

The country everyone mentions when describing neutral, is nothing but unique in all aspects of the word. Vibrant colours cover every square inch on the town of Lucerne, Switzerland. Mountains decorating the sky with their snowy peeks seem both eternally far away and close all at the same time. It’s just something you have to see in person.198631_10151658250477631_340533302_n

I call Switzerland one of my random countries, because it never crossed my mind to visit the undeceive country. You know when you hear about things in the media or read about it, and its not that you don’t like what you see or want to see it yourself, but it just seems like a distant idea in the far future. That’s what Switzerland was like to me.

If you want to see a substantial amount of places on a limited time and budget, doing a tour is ideal. Switzerland was one of the Seven (7) destinations on my Contiki tour. Strictly because my friend convinced me to do this particular tour was the only reason I ended up seeing such a beautiful place.

Two (2) things I will never forget about Lucerne:

  1. The hotel we stayed at
  2. The bridge

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Mykonos, Windmills, Greece, Europe, Vacation, Sunset

Picture Perfect Mykonos

So as I mentioned in my Jamaica Blog, I did a lot of travelling in 2016 including a fabulous trip to Greece. It is a beautiful place that everyone should go explore even if it is to take 1 picture. You will not regret it.

Our trip started in Athens and then we made our way via fairy to the islands. Our first stop was Mykonos. Now I’m not sure if it was my absolute favourite destination because it was the first or just truly because it is so picturesque.

I don’t think I’m doing it justice so here is a picture.

Mykonos, Greece, Vacation

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The City That Wasn’t Built In A Day – Rome

I don’t even know where to start. My heart is torn between Rome and Paris. Both are breathtaking places that are just too hard to describe in words.

I’ve heard the expression “Rome wasn’t built in a day” many times… And it is a very accurate statement. Whenever I heard this saying my mind would wonder to the Colosseum… but that’s only 1 monument Rome has contributed to the world. And they are ALL astounding. And they definitely were not built in a day.

I think the reason behind my admiration for Rome stems from423900_10151658202987631_740763560_n an experience I have never encountered anywhere else. I had my breath taken away. Not just one but twice.

The first time was at the Trevi Fountain. Imagine God like statues (both for looks and size) adorning the back of this massive building in the middle of nowhere.
I don’t know if you understand this, the fountain is the entire back side of a 3 STORY BUILDING – 84 feet tall.

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