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I don't own a bike, but that didn't stop me cycling round #Catalunya! My trip with Headwater Holidays took me through the rice fields and pine forests of the Emporda & along the coastline of the Costa Brava. Read on for a tale of two wheels, sweat and padded shorts (with some beach time & delectable dining thrown in...) 
Cycle on holiday? Sure, I once rented a bike in Valencia for a few hours to cycle round the Jardines del Turia. But a cycling holiday? Well, let’s just say I'm more likely to be sporting a sun dress than pulling on padded sho...
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NEW BLOG POST. How (not) to do #Ibiza: an island first-timer's experiences of dining, sunbathing... and partying.
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Once holidayed in Benidorm & think you know the Spanish coast? Ever heard of the Costa Verde or the Costa Tropical? Read on to rediscover the Spanish costas... #Spain  
If you're British, chances are your childhood will have featured at least one bucket-and-spade holiday on one of the Spanish costas. There's no denying that despite the travel trends that come and go, Spain is a national favo...
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Watching flamenco in #Sevilla ,  shopping local in #Girona   & taking a bite out of #Barcelona  - a busy month in travel! 
As usual, my recent online low profile isn't due to a lack of subject matter: quite the opposite. As I've been too busy to blog regularly, I thought I'd update you on what I've been up to and give a preview of upcoming posts,...
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Is spring the best season to visit #Spain? With warm temperatures & a fiesta-packed calendar, it just might be. Here are my tips for where to go & what to do this season. 
If you take one trip to Spain, take it in spring. From the confetti-like petals of almond blossom in early spring to the beach-ready temperatures towards the end of the season, spring can do almost no wrong in Spain. Not with...
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If you're going to be in #Madrid this Semana Santa, here's a guide to what to do - including day trips if you need to escape the city.
Madrid is known for many things: its art galleries, its nighlife, its football teams. It is not, however, known for its Semana Santa. While much of the rest of the country spends this week gripped by procession-watching fever...
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Spain be the better known country on the Iberian peninsula, but don't overlook #Portugal. With its relaxed pace of life, quiet charms & beautiful beaches, Portugal is worth getting to know, as I found out in #Faro. 
The pace in Portugal is different. Although similar in some ways to its Iberian neighbour, Portugal lacks the frenetic fiesta vibe often associated with Spain. Instead Portugal has an old-school charm I adore, and nowhere is ...
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I took a bite out of #Barcelona  on a food tour of the gorgeous Gracia neighbourhood. Here's what I learnt about Catalan cuisine (spoiler: it features cava drinking at an unusual time of day...) 
Just like Spain's geography, its cuisine is diverse. So when I visited Barcelona recently, I was excited to learn more about Catalan gastronomy with Devour Barcelona. The second city to hold a Devour Spain food tour, the Barc...
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The heatwave in #Spain  shows no sign of letting up! If it's killed your appetite for fried food & heavy meals, try these #Madrid  alternatives for lighter dining.
The Mediterranean diet is renowned for being one of the healthiest in the world. I beg to differ. Show me a Spanish restaurant menu that doesn't feature deep-fried croquetas, patatas bravas smothered in sauce, plates of fatty...
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Every year, #Girona plays host to a quirkily creative flower festival, Temps de Flors. A review & top tips for those planning a visit. 
For me, the term 'flower festival' conjures up images of posh middle-aged ladies in fussy blouses and pearls, primping their prize hydrangeas before the judges pass by. Thankfully, Girona and Chelsea couldn't be further apart...
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I can't quite believe it but I've now been #travel blogging for 5 years! Here are 5 of my lessons learnt & some tips for new bloggers.
I can't quite believe it's now been 5 years since the Sunday night when I sat down, decided to start a blog and didn't stand up again until the first post was online. Of course, this impulsive decision is how I ended up with ...
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+TtMadrid - TEFL Course Madrid Thanks for your lovely comment! I'm so glad to hear you enjoy it. I definitely think a blog makes a great record!
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Semana Santa starts today in #Spain. But what's this tradition all about? Well, it's nothing to do with chocolate eggs & the Easter Bunny... Find out more about Holy Week here.
Being from a country where traditional festivals have all but died out or become so commercialized they bear no resemblance to the original event, Spain's fiestas fascinate me. It's no secret I'm a fan of feria, and I'll atte...
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Madrid-based editor and travel writer. Blogger at Oh hello, Spain.