Visiting Madrid… and liking it!

While sharing my itinerary and chatting with other travellers, I was advised that I had scheduled too much time for Madrid. “It’s big,” people pointed out, “but not that great. There’s nothing to do.” I always find it strange when people say there’s nothing to do in a city – each city has residents and... Continue Reading →

Sintra Day Trip

One of the reasons that I spent four nights in Lisbon was to check out the small town of Sintra, an incredibly popular day trip for tourists from the big city. It was extremely easy to get to from my hostel, which was located directly across from a small train station where trains to Sintra... Continue Reading →

Walking Through Seville

Seville was the perfect city to continue my trend of free walking tours. Picked up by the guide at our hostel, Victoria and I headed towards the meeting point located in the square outside of City Hall. We had been hoping for a small group, but as we drew close we saw that there were... Continue Reading →

The Alhambra

Granada is home to what is, apparently, Spain’s most visited national monument: The Alhambra. Its life started as a small fortress in the 9th century until being rebuilt and expanded by the Moorish kings, starting in the 11th century. It was further expanded during the “Reconquista” – the time immediately preceding the Moorish period, when... Continue Reading →

Cesky Krumlov!

I eagerly added Cesky Krumlov as a side trip after doing some research and discovering just how close it was to Munich and Salzburg. I have heard about this small town through the grapevine with visitors raving about its cobblestone streets, medieval heritage and winding river. I was not disappointed. It’s a small, quiet town... Continue Reading →

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